Ar-Pharazôn of Númenor born
Meaning: The Golden
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: Akallabêth/Last Alliance
Son of Gimilkhâd and grandson of Ar-Gimilzôr and Inzilbêth.
His Quenya name was Tar-Calion, meaning 'Son of the Light.'
'Now Gimilkhâd died two years before his two hundredth year (which was accounted an early death for one of Elros' line even in its waning), but this brought no peace to the King. For Pharazôn son of Gimilkhâd had become a man yet more restless and eager for wealth and power than his father. He had fared often abroad, as a leader in the wars that the Númenóreans made then in the coastlands of Middle-earth, seeking to extend their dominion over Men; and thus he had won great renown as a captain both by land and by sea. Therefore when he came back to Númenor, hearing of his father's death, the hearts of the people were turned to him; for he brought with him great wealth, and was for the time free in his giving.'
The Silmarillion, Akallabêth