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Vardamir

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Vardamir Nólimon (Second Age 61 - 471, aged 410 years). He was the oldest child of Elros Tar-Minyatur, and heir to the Kingship of Númenor. He had four children: three sons, Amandil, Aulendil, and Nolondil, and one daughter, Vardilmë.

Vardamir was noted as an exceptional scholar whose only desire was to study, not to rule. When Elros died, Vardamir immediately abdicated in favour of his eldest son, who would rule as Tar-Amandil. He was counted as the second King of Númenor, having nominally ruled for a single year.

Etymology

Vardamir means "Jewel of Varda" in Quenya (from -mir = "jewel"). His surname, Nólimon, means "Most-learned" (from nólë = "lore, knowledge").

Genealogy

                       Elros Tar-Minyatur
                                |
             ___________________|__________________
            |              |           |           |
            |              |           |           |
    VARDAMIR NÓLIMON   Tindómiel   Manwendil   Atanalcar
            |
      ______|__________________________
     |           |          |          |
     |           |          |          |
Tar-Amandil   Vardilmë   Aulendil   Nolondil

Preceded by:
Elros Tar-Minyatur
2nd King of Númenor
II 442
Followed by:
Tar-Amandil