After Anárion's son Meneldil took on the sole Kingship of Gondor, it was made a hereditary title that passed down to his descendants. So, each of the next thirty Kings, over two thousand years of Middle-earth's history, was an Heir of Anárion to some degree. The direct line from Anárion only lasted for ten generations to the childless Tarannon Falastur, but an heir was found from within Anárion's descendants. As history unfolded, the direct line was broken several times, but a suitable heir was always found until the time when Eärnur was lost in Minas Morgul. He was the last Heir of Anárion to hold the throne, and the last King of Gondor until the coming of Aragorn, nearly a thousand years later.
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