Kings of Gondor
> Kings of Gondor
Breaks in the line of Anarion occured when Falastur
died childless, with a nephew succeeding him, and the same for Narmacil
I. Telemnar's sons died in the Great Plague, so he was succeeded by his
nephew. Earnil II was chosen instead of the rightful Firiel and Arvedui.
Isildur joint king, king after Anarion's death grooming Meneldil
take over. Son of Elendil. Isildur was later king of Arnor and Gondor,
leaving his younger brother, Anarion, to take
care of Gondor.
could be considered sole king or High King for the time during
travel to Arnor for battle aid. Isildur's younger brother.
nephew of Isildur,
instructed by him so he could rule Gondor. Son of Anarion.
Cemendur 4th king
Earendil 5th king
Ostoher 7th king
Romendacil I 8th king
Turambar 9th king
Siriondil 11th king
Falastur 12th king. 1st Ship-king. Birth name
Falastur name to honor his victories. Brother was Tarciryan. First
king, succeeded by nephew Earnil
Earnil I 13th king. 2nd Ship-king. Nephew of
Tarannon Falastur who was 12th king. Son of Tarciryan.
Ciryandil 14th king
Hyarmendacil I 15th king. Birth name Ciryaher.
Took the name Hyarmendacil "south-victor" for his victory over the
Haradrim. Gondor was at its peak under his reign.
king. Also called Alcarin (meaning "the Glorious") and Atanatar
Alcarin. His sons were
Narmacil and Calmacil.
Narmacil I 17th king. Lazy and died childless.
Minalcar, his nephew, governed for him, later becoming the 19th king.
Calmacil 18th king. Younger brother of
I. Son was Minalcar (Romendacil II) who governed for him. Calimehtar
was Calmacil's younger
and grandfather of Castamir the Usurper.
Romendacil II. 19th king. Birth name Minalcar,
name taken to honor his victories. (-dacil
means victor). Son of
and nephew of Narmacil I, both of whom used him as Regent for his vigor
talent. His son was Valacar.
Valacar 20th king. He was sent to the Northmen
by Romendacil II to
relations, but overdid it when he married Vidumavi, daughter of
king of Rhovanion and most powerful Northern prince. So Valacar's son
Eldacar was only
Eldacar 21st king. Born in Rhovanion (North). Birth
northern: Vinitharya. Noble man, valiant soldier, handsome. He had the
fearless spirit of the Nortmen. The Royal family rebelled
him, since he was only half Dunadan, in the five-year Kinstrife. He
Rhovanion after escaping the siege of Osgiliath.
Castamir of Ships, also called Castamir the Usurper.
He loved fleets, not the land, and planned to move the king's seat to
a cruel king, so when Eldacar returned ten years later with an army of
Northmen, Eldacar had the support of the people of Gondor. Castamir was
the grandson of Calimehtar, younger brother of Romendacil II.
Eldacar killed Castamir at the
of the Crossings of Erui and regained his throne. Eldacar was a good
and did not age more swiftly. His sons were Ornendil and Aldamir.
was captured and slain by Castamir's orders during the
Kinstrife. Castamir's sons, escaped to Umbar, which was never
again fully controlled by Gondor until the days of High King Aragorn II.
23rd king Younger
son of Eldacar.
Hyarmendacil II 24th king. Vinyarion was his
name, taking the Hyarmendacil name for his victory over the Haradrim.
Minardil 25th king. Son of Eldacar. Sons Telemnar
was father of King Tarondor, and probably died in the Great Plague.
Telemnar 26th king. He and both sons died in
Great Plague. The White Tree died in the Great Plague. Osgiliath was
out and the survivors did not return. Most of the people in Cardolan
including all the Dunedain. Harad and probably Rhun suffered. The
caused the guard on Mordor to discontinue. At this time the
Shadow (Sauron rising) was growing deep in Mirkwood and many evil
things appeared, and the plague opened Mordor as its borders were no
longer watched and the forts at the passes were unmanned.
Tarondor 27th king. King Telemnar's nephew and
son of the 25th King Minardil. Longest reign of any King
Gondor. Occupied with recovering Gondor's strength after the Great
Moved the King's residence from Osgiliath to Minas Arnor. Planted a
sapling of the
Telumehtar Umbardacil 28th king. Stopped
Umbar's raids by taking it, added Umbardacil to his title.
Narmacil II 29th king. Slain fighting the
Wainriders. Sons were Calimehtar and Arciryas.
Calimehtar 30th king. Won a great victory over
Wainriders, who were weakened by a rebellion in Rhovanion.
Ondoher 31st king. Wainriders and Haradrim
and attacked Gondor. Ondoher and two sons, Artamir and Faramir, were
in battle on the Dagorlad. The sons died childless. Ondoher was
survived by his daughter, Firiel, who
married to Arvedui, the 15th and last king of Arthedain, directly
descended from Isildur. Firiel was
to the crown of Gondor by the laws of Numenor, but Gondor had not ever
taken a ruling queen before. Arvedui of Arthedain's claim to the throne
was rejected, but King Earnil promised him aid at need. Angmar and the
overran Arthedain before the Gondorian fleet could arrive. Arvedui sent
although he remained. Cirdan sent a ship to take Arvedui from the
with whom he stayed to avoid starvation, but the ship with Arvedui on
was caught in ice and Arvedui drowned. Arvedui and Firiel's elder son, Aranarth,
became first Chieftain of the Dunedain of the North.
Earnil II 32nd king. After a year of
after Ondoher's and his sons' deaths, the crown was given to Earnil II
instead of Arvedui, due in large part to dissension from Pelendur, King
Ondoher's Steward. Earnil II
was Captain of the Southern Army defeating the Wainriders in two
battles, preventing Gondor from being overrun. He was of royal lineage
King Telumehtar Umbardacil's second son, Arciryas (whose brother was
Narmacil II from whom Firiel was descended). Arciryas's son was
whose son was Siriondil, whose son was Earnil II. As king, Earnil II
Gondor. He sent his son, Earnur, with a fleet to the aid of Arthedain.
Earnur 33rd king. As Captain of Gondor, he was
by his father, King Earnil II, to the aid of Arthedain. His army was
largest part of the Host of the West defeating Angmar in the Battle of
in 1975. He felt shamed when his horse bolted from the Witch-king, Lord
the Nazgul, but was restrained by Glorfindel who said not by the hand
of man would the Witch-king fall. After this in 2043, Earnur became
King of Gondor. In 2043, the
was Lord of Minas Morgul (once Minas Ithil) and challenged Earnur to
combat, taunting that Earnur had fled in 1975. Earnur was restrained
going by Mardil the Steward. In 2050, the Witch-king issued the
again and Earnur went to Minas Morgul and was never again seen. Earnur
a great warrior and captain, but over-proud. He never married and
no heir. That line of Anarion ended with him, the one from Telumehtar's
Since there was no witness to Earnur's death, Mardil
the Good Steward ruled in Earnur's name for him. Few descendents of
pure blood of the kings survived the Kin-strife, and those had their
claims contested, and everyone feared another Kin-strife which would
destroy Gondor, so the Steward remained in power.
Firiel continued the line of Anarion from
first son Narmacil and joined it to the line of Isildur when she
King Arvedui. Her older son, Aranarth, became first Chieftain of the
Dunedain, carrying on the line of High Kings unbroken.
Appendix A (iv) "Gondor and the Heirs of Anarion"