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Tar-Minastir

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Tar-Minastir
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Númenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 1474
RuleS.A. 1731 - 1869 (138 years)
DeathS.A. 1873 (aged 399)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageIsilmo
ChildrenTar-Ciryatan
Physical Description
GenderMale
Tar-Minastir (Second Age 1474 – 1873, aged 399 years) was the 11th King of Númenor, ruling for 138 years, from Second Age 1731 to 1869. Before becoming King he used the name Minastir. He succeeded his aunt, Queen Tar-Telperiën. Tar-Minastir was the grandson of King Tar-Súrion. His name meant "Tower Watcher".

Sauron invaded Eriador from Calenardhon in 1695 and the realms of Eregion fell. Further he advanced to Lindon and besieged Rivendell. In 1700 Tar-Minastir sent a navy under the command of Ciryatur to save Lindon. Ciryatur's forces stopped Sauron's army in the clash known as Battle of the Gwathló and reinforcements from Lindon and Tharbad helped defeat the enemy. Sauron retreated back to Mordor.

Starting around the 1800s, Númenóreans began establishing permanent settlements in Middle-earth, including the Haven of Umbar.

Tar-Minastir abdicated in 1869 and was succeded by his son, Tar-Ciryatan.

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Preceded by:
Tar-Telperiën
11th King of Númenor
II 1731 – 1869
Followed by:
Tar-Ciryatan