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King of Númenor

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The King of Númenor was the title of twenty-two rulers of Númenor (there were also three Ruling Queens). Beginning with Elros Tar-Minyatur in S.A. 32, the line of kings lasted for 3,287 years, until Ar-Pharazôn brought about the Downfall of Númenor.[1]

All the Kings of Númenor used either the Quenya prefix Tar or the Adûnaic prefix Ar before their royal name. Both prefixes meant "High".

The Line of Kings of Númenor
  Name Reign Notes
1. Elros Tar-Minyatur 32 – 442 A lord of the Edain and founder of the Kingdom of Númenor.
2. Tar-Vardamir 442 Better known as Vardamir Nólimon. His rule was only titular.
3. Tar-Amandil 442 – 590  
4. Tar-Elendil 590 – 740 During his reign Númenóreans first sailed back to Middle-earth.
5. Tar-Meneldur 740 – 883 Established the first Númenórean havens in Middle-earth.
6. Tar-Aldarion 883 – 1075 Founded the Guild of Venturers
7. Tar-Ancalimë 1075 – 1280 1st Ruling Queen.
8. Tar-Anárion 1280 – 1394  
9. Tar-Súrion 1394 – 1556  
10. Tar-Telperiën 1556 – 1731 2nd Ruling Queen.
11. Tar-Minastir 1731 – 1869 With High King Gil-galad defeats Sauron and ends the War of the Elves and Sauron.
12. Tar-Ciryatan 1869 – 2029 Númenóreans begin military occupation of other lands.
13. Tar-Atanamir 2029 – 2221 First king to speak against the Ban of the Valar.
14. Tar-Ancalimon 2221 – 2386 Establishment of the King's Men and the Faithful.
15. Tar-Telemmaitë 2386 – 2526  
16. Tar-Vanimeldë 2526 – 2637 3rd Ruling Queen. Disinterested, she allows her husband to rule the kingdom for her.
Tar-Anducal 2637 – 2657 Illegally claimed Kingship of Númenor. After his death he was removed from the Line of Kings.
17. Tar-Alcarin 2657 – 2737  
18. Ar-Belzagar, Tar-Calmacil 2737 – 2825 First king to adopt an Adûnaic name.
19. Ar-Abattârik, Tar-Ardamin 2825 – 2899  
20. Ar-Adûnakhôr 2899 – 2962 He banned the speaking of Quenya. Elves from Tol Eressëa now only visited in secret.
21. Ar-Zimrathôn 2962 – 3033  
22. Ar-Sakalthôr 3033 – 3102  
23. Ar-Gimilzôr 3102 – 3177 Openly persecuted the Faithful.
24. Tar-Palantir 3177 – 3255 Attempted to bring back the old traditions of Númenor.
25. Ar-Pharazôn 3255 – 3319 Usurped the Sceptre. Defeated and captured Sauron who later corrupted him.
Led the Great Armament fleet to break the Ban of the Valar, causing the Downfall of Númenor.

[edit] See Also

For the family tree of the rulers of Númenor and their relations, see the House of Elros.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor"