Valandil (King of Arnor)
|Position||King of Arnor|
|Birth||S.A. 3430 |
|Rule||T.A. 10 - T.A. 249|
|Death||T.A. 249, aged 260 years |
|Gallery||Images of Valandil|
Valandil was the youngest of the four sons of Isildur, but because the other three were also killed in the Battle of Gladden Fields, it was Valandil who inherited the kingship. Valandil was only a child at the time of the Last Alliance, so he did not go to battle, but remained in Rivendell.
Before he was slain, Isildur divided the lineages of Arnor and Gondor. While he had been High King of both realms, his nephew Meneldil would become King of Gondor and his sons would rule Arnor. With the death of his father and brothers, Valandil became heir to the throne of Arnor. However, Valandil was only 13 years old, and would wait until he was 21 to become the king.
He ruled longer than any other king in the North or South kingdom - 239 years. When he died in 249, he was succeeded by his son, Eldacar.
Elendil | -----------|---------- | | | | Isildur Anárion | -------------|-------------- | | | | | | | | Elendur Aratan Ciryon VALANDIL | | Eldacar
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields"
|3rd King of Arnor
T.A. 10 - T.A. 249