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Dates
The first King, Elros Tar-Minyatur, took the throne in II 32
The last, Ar-Pharazôn, was lost in II 3319
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Other names
Title of
Twenty-two rulers of Númenor from Elros Tar-Minyatur to Ar-Pharazôn
(There were also three Ruling Queens)

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Elros Tar-Minyatur
Vardamir Nólimon
Tar-Amandil
Tar-Elendil
Silmariën
Isilmë
Tar-Meneldur
Lords of Andúnië
Tar-Aldarion
Kings of Gondor and Arnor
Tar-Ancalimë
Tar-Anárion
(Daughter)
(Daughter)
Tar-Súrion
Tar-Telperiën
Isilmo
Five Kings from
Tar-Minastir to
Tar-Telemmaitë
Tar-Anducal
Tar-Vanimeldë
Tar-Alcarin
Five Kings from
Tar-Calmacil
to Ar-Sakalthôr
Ar-Gimilzôr
Inzilbêth
Tar-Palantir
Gimilkhâd
Míriel
Ar-Pharazôn
The descent of the Kings of Númenórë from Elros the first King to Ar-Pharazôn the last. Names shown in bold were accounted true Kings or Queens. Note that some known marriages and siblings are omitted from this diagram where they are not directly related to the descent of the Kings.

When the Númenóreans spoke an Elvish tongue, they would usually use the Sindarin language, and so the Elvish name of their land would normally appear in its Sindarin form: Númenor, literally 'West-land'. The form of this name in Quenya or High-elven shared an etymology, and was thus similar: Númenórë.

The King of Númenor was thus known, in Quenya, as the King of Númenórë. Because Quenya was rarely used in Númenor itself, this form is almost never seen. We do, however, have one prominent example, in a letter1 from Gil-galad, King of the High Elves in Middle-earth to Tar-Meneldur the fifth King of Númenor. There Gil-galad, a Quenya speaker, uses the form Númenórë throughout, addressing Tar-Meneldur formally as the 'King of Númenórë'.


For a complete list of the rulers of Númenor, see the entry for King of Númenor


Notes

1

Gil-galad's letter to Tar-Meneldur appears as part of the text of Aldarion and Erendis in Unfinished Tales.

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