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The King of Gondor was the Númenórean ruler of Gondor.

The King of Gondor governed the realm with the frame of ancient law, of which he was administrator (and interpreter) but not the maker.[1] The Kings were buried in the Hallows of Minas Tirith. Stone statues of the Kings were in the Tower Hall. The symbol of his authority was the Crown of Gondor.



Through Amandil the Kings claimed descent from the Lords of Andúnië, and from there to Silmariën and the Kings of Númenor. The line of the Kings of Gondor was associated with the House of Anárion.

Elendil was the first King of Arnor and was succeeded by Isildur. Elendil ruled over both realms as High King of the Dúnedain-in-exile Isildur succeeded as High King as well upon his father's death. Isildur committed Gondor to the rule of Meneldil the son of Anarion as sole King of Gondor, but Isildur's royalty in the South-realm remained, as his line was by right High King over both Arnor and Gondor, though after Isildur's death, the realms were split. Isildur's heirs ruled Arnor and Anárion's heirs ruled Gondor.

Eärnur was taken in Minas Morgul and never seen again, and the Kingdom of Gondor was ruled by a succession of Stewards until the restoration of the line of Kings with Elessar (Aragorn), the first king of the Reunited Kingdom of Gondor and Arnor.

List of Kings

Elendil, son of Amandil, reigned titularly as High King from S.A. 33203441 while his sons Isildur and Anárion were the co-rulers of Gondor itself until Anárion's death in S.A. 3440

Kings of Gondor
  Name Reign Notes
1. Anárion & Isildur S.A. 3320S.A. 3440 Sons of Elendil and co-rulers.
2. Meneldil T.A. 2T.A. 158 Son of Anárion. First sole ruler of Gondor
3. Cemendur T.A. 158T.A. 238
4. Eärendil T.A. 238T.A. 324
5. Anardil T.A. 324T.A. 411
6. Ostoher T.A. 411T.A. 491
7. Rómendacil I T.A. 491T.A. 541 Born Tarostar
8. Turambar T.A. 541T.A. 667
9. Atanatar I T.A. 667T.A. 748
10. Siriondil T.A. 748T.A. 830
11. Tarannon Falastur T.A. 830T.A. 913 First of the Ship-kings. Died childless
12. Eärnil I T.A. 913T.A. 936 Nephew of Tarannon
13. Ciryandil T.A. 936T.A. 1015
14. Hyarmendacil I T.A. 1015T.A. 1149 Last of the Ship-kings
15. Atanatar II Alcarin T.A. 1149T.A. 1226
16. Narmacil I T.A. 1226T.A. 1294 Second childless king
17. Calmacil T.A. 1294T.A. 1304 Younger brother of Narmacil. His son Minalcar ruled as prince-regent from 1240 – 1304
18. Rómendacil II T.A. 1304T.A. 1366 Born Minalcar
19. Valacar T.A. 1366T.A. 1432 Married Vidumavi, the daughter of Vidugavia
20. Eldacar T.A. 1432T.A. 1437 Born Vinitharya
Castamir T.A. 1437T.A. 1447 Usurped the throne during the Kin-strife. Known as the Usurper
21. Eldacar T.A. 1447T.A. 1490 Won back the throne with aid from the Northmen and Dúnedain of Gondor
22. Aldamir T.A. 1490T.A. 1540
23. Hyarmendacil II T.A. 1540T.A. 1621 Born Vinyarion
24. Minardil T.A. 1621T.A. 1634
25. Telemnar T.A. 1634T.A. 1636 Died in the Great Plague with all his children
26. Tarondor T.A. 1636T.A. 1798 Nephew of Telemnar
27. Telumehtar Umbardacil T.A. 1798T.A. 1850
28. Narmacil II T.A. 1850T.A. 1856
29. Calimehtar T.A. 1856T.A. 1936
30. Ondoher T.A. 1936T.A. 1944 Died in battle with his two sons. His daughter Fíriel might have been ruling queen but was passed by.
31. Eärnil II T.A. 1945T.A. 2043 Descendant of Telumehtar Umbardacil. Was crowned after a year of rule by the Steward Pelendur
32. Eärnur T.A. 2043T.A. 2050 Last King of Gondor. Reign of the Stewards begins
33. Elessar T.A. 3019Fo.A. 120 First High King of the Reunited Kingdom
34. Eldarion Fo.A. 120 – c. Fo.A. 220
For a detailed family tree of the individual Kings of Gondor, see: House of Anárion.

Other names

"King of Gondor" was translated as Aran Ondóreo in Quenya,[2] and Aran Gondor in Sindarin.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 244, (undated, written circa 1963)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Three" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 49, June 2007, p. 27
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part One: The End of the Third Age: XI. The Epilogue", p. 128

The ancestry of the Kings of Gondor

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