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Valandil (King of Arnor)

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Valandil (Second Age 3430 – Third Age 249, aged 260 years) was the third King of Arnor, ruling for 239 years, from Third Age 10 until his death. He was the youngest of the four sons of High King Isildur. Valandil was only a child at the time of the War of the Last Alliance, and so remained in Rivendell when his father and brothers went south to battle Sauron. Because of this, he was the only one of Isildur's sons to survive the Disaster of the Gladden Fields.

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 11-years old, and would wait until he was 20 to become the first king of Arnor to rule under his own name. He was succeeded by his son Eldacar.

Genealogy

                          Elendil
                             |
                  ___________|__________
                 |                      |
                 |                      |
              Isildur                Anárion
                 |
    _____________|______________
   |        |         |         |
   |        |         |         |
Elendur   Aratan   Ciryon    VALANDIL
                                |
                                |
                             Eldacar

Preceded by:
Isildur
Kings of Arnor
III 10 – 249
Followed by:
Eldacar