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Revision as of 18:37, 2 June 2010

This article is about the second Ship-king of Gondor. For the penultimate King of Gondor, see Eärnil II.
Eärnil I
Gondorian
Biographical Information
PositionKing of Gondor
BirthT.A. 736
RuleT.A. 913 - T.A. 936
DeathT.A. 936, aged 200 years
Family
ParentageTarciryan
ChildrenCiryandil
Physical Description
GenderMale

Eärnil I (Q: contracted form of Eärendil, pron. [eˈarnil]; Third Age 736 – 936, aged 200 years) was the thirteenth King of Gondor and the second Ship-king.

In Third Age 913 he succeeded his uncle Tarannon Falastur who died childless. He was the son of Tarannon's brother Tarciryan. He continued with the expansionist maritime policy of his predecessor and captured the Haven of Umbar in 933. He was tragically lost at sea in 936 near Umbar and was succeeded by his son Ciryandil.

Preceded by:
Tarannon Falastur
13th King of Gondor
T.A. 913 – 936
Followed by:
Ciryandil