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Founder of Arnor and Gondor

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Kings of Gondor

The son of the last Lord of Andúnië, who escaped the wreck of Númenor with his sons Isildur and Anárion; they fled to Middle-earth and there founded the kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor. Elendil led the Last Alliance with Gil-galad, and died in the Siege of Barad-dûr.



The date of Elendil's birth appears only in The History of Middle-earth volume XII, The Peoples of Middle-earth. It cannot therefore be considered completely reliable.

See also...

Amandil, Amlaith of Fornost, Amon Sûl, Anárion, Anárion, Andúril, Angmar, Annúminas, Argonath, Arnor, Atanatar I, Barad-dûr, Battle of Dagorlad, Beacons of Gondor, Black Master, [See the full list...]

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