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This article is about the seventeenth King of Gondor. For the twenty-ninth King, and descendent of Narmacil I, see Narmacil II.
Narmacil I
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
BirthT.A. 1049
RuleT.A. 1226 - 1294 (68 years)
DeathT.A. 1294 (aged 245)
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageAtanatar II
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Narmacil I
Narmacil I T.A. 1049[1]1294,[2] aged 245 years) was the seventeenth King of Gondor.


Narmacil inherited the Kingship from his father Atanatar II Alcarin in T.A. 1226.[2] He also seems to have inherited his father's indolent disposition for in 1240 he declared Minalcar, the son of his younger brother Calmacil, to be the Regent of the realm. During the remainder of Narmacil's reign Minalcar ruled in his name.[3]

Minalcar proved to be a vigourous Regent. While Narmacil stayed behind, Minalcar sallied forth in T.A. 1248 and defeated a large army of Easterlings between Rhovanion and the Sea of Rhûn. He then took the name of "Rómendacil" (and later would ascend the throne as Rómendacil II). After this victory Rómendacil sent his son, in 1250, as an ambassador to the Northmen to secure their allegiance to Gondor.[3]

Narmacil ultimately became second childless King of Gondor and was succeeded by his younger brother Calmacil.[2]


Hyarmendacil I
Atanatar II


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
Narmacil I
House of Anárion
Born: T.A. 1049 Died: T.A. 1294
Preceded by:
Atanatar II Alcarin
17th King of Gondor
T.A. 1226 - 1294
Followed by: