|Titles||King of Númenor|
|Language||Adûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya|
|Birth||S.A. 1474 |
|Rule||S.A. 1731 - 1869 (138 years)|
|Death||S.A. 1873 (aged 399)|
|House||House of Elros|
Sauron invaded Eriador from Calenardhon in S.A. 1695 and the realms of Eregion fell. He then 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.
Other Versions of the Legendarium
In The Tale of Years it is stated that Tar-Minastir sent a great navy from Númenor to Lindon in S.A. 1700. This event and date are restated in The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, mentioning Tar-Minastir again. Yet in The Line of Elros Tar-Telperiën is said to have lived to S.A. 1731 and not have given up the Sceptre until that time, which would mean she was the ruler of Númenor when the great navy was sent. Christopher Tolkien could not account for this discrepancy.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Note 9
|11th King of Númenor