Elros Tar-Minyatur becomes King of Númenor
Event Type: Political
Age: 2nd Age - Pre-Rings
Elros, son of Eärendil the Mariner, becomes the 1st King of Númenor:
Elros was the first King of Númenor, and was afterwards known by the High-elven name Tar-Minyatur.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile
[The] Valar appointed [Elros] to be the first King of the Dúnedain.
The Silmarillion, Akallabêth
The Realm of Númenor is held to have begun in the thirty-second year of the Second Age, when Elros son of Eärendil ascended the throne in the City of Armenelos, being then ninety years of age. Thereafter he was known in the Scroll of the Kings by the name of Tar-Minyatur; for it was the custom of the King to take their titles in the forms of the Quenya or High-elven tongue.... Elros Tar-Minyatur ruled the Númenóreans for four hundred years and ten.
Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 3, The Line of Elros, Kings of Númenor
Elena Tiriel 26Feb05, 25Jul10