Valandil (King of Arnor)
|Position||King of Arnor|
|Birth||S.A. 3430 |
|Rule||T.A. 10 - 249|
|Death||T.A. 249, aged 260 years |
|Gallery||Images of Valandil|
Valandil (S.A. 3430 – T.A. 249) was the third King of Arnor, succeeding his father, High King Isildur, after he and Valandil's older brothers were killed in the Battle of the Gladden Fields in T.A. 2.
Valandil was the youngest of the four sons of Isildur, born in the same year that the Last Alliance of Elves and Men was formed. Since he was only one year old when the host of Gil-galad and Elendil marched forth, he remained with his mother in Rivendell.
Before he was slain, Isildur became king of Arnor and Gondor. While he had been High King of both realms, he committed the rule of Gondor to his nephew Meneldil who would become King of Gondor. With the death of his father and brothers, Valandil became heir to the throne of Arnor. However, since Valandil was only 13 years old, he would wait until he was 21 to become the king (in T.A. 10).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 192
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"
|3rd King of Arnor
T.A. 10 - 249