|Titles||King of Gondor|
|Birth||T.A. 1454 |
|Rule||T.A. 1621 - 1634|
|Death||T.A. 1634 (aged 180)|
|House||House of Anárion|
|Children||Telemnar and Minastan|
Since the end of the Kin-strife, when the sons of Castamir the Usurper escaped to Umbar, the rebels had unceasingly made war upon Gondor, raiding the coast and assailing ships. However, his father Hyarmendacil II had soundly defeated the Haradrim who were in league with Umbar.
During Minardil's brief reign his Steward was Húrin of Emyn Arnen.
In T.A. 1634 Minardil visited Pelargir, thinking that there was no peril. He was wrong for spies informed Castamir's great-grandsons Angamaitë and Sangahyando of the King's presence in the city. Quickly they launched a great raid in which Minardil was slain, Pelargir ravaged, and great booty taken.
Minardil is Quenya. Its meaning is not glossed, but as Paul Strack explains, it could mean "Friend of the Tower" and be a compound of a shortened form minas of minasse ("tower") and -(n)dil ("friend").
1330 - 1540†
1391 - 1621
1454 - 1634†
1516 - 1636†
1577 - 1798
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
- ↑ Paul Strack, "Q. Minardil m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 28 July 2021)
House of Anárion
|25th King of Gondor|
T.A. 1621 - 1634