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Minardil

Minardil
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 1454
RuleT.A. 1621 - 1634
DeathT.A. 1634 (aged 180)
Pelargir
Family
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageHyarmendacil II
ChildrenTelemnar and Minastan
Physical Description
GenderMale

Minardil, T.A. 1454[1] - 1634,[2] was the twenty-fifth King of Gondor.

[edit] History

Since the end of the Kin-strife, when the sons of Castamir the Usurper escaped to Umbar, the rebels had unceasingly made war upon Gondor, raiding the coast and assailing ships. However, his father Hyarmendacil II had soundly defeated the Haradrim who were in league with Umbar.

During Minardil's brief reign his Steward was Húrin of Emyn Arnen.

In T.A. 1634 Minardil visited Pelargir, thinking that there was no peril. He was wrong for spies informed Castamir's great-grandsons Angamaitë and Sangahyando of the King's presence in the city. Quickly they launched a great raid in which Minardil was slain, Pelargir ravaged, and great booty taken.[1]

After Minardil's reign the Kings always chose their stewards from among Húrin's descendants, and eventually the Stewardship would become hereditary within the House of Húrin.[3]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Aldamir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyarmendacil II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MINARDIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telemnar
 
Minastan


[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
Minardil
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 1454 Died: T.A. 1634
Preceded by:
Hyarmendacil II
25th King of Gondor
T.A. 1621 - 1634
Followed by:
Telemnar