Tar-Elendil becomes King of Númenor
Meaning: Friend of Elves
Event Type: Political
Age: 2nd Age - Pre-Rings
He became King when his father, Tar-Amandil, surrendered the sceptre. He ruled for 150 years. He married late in life and was the father of Silmariën, from whom the Lords of the Andúnië were descended, including Elendil the Tall who escaped the Downfall of Númenor and returned to Middle-earth.
In Tar-Elendil's reign ships of the Númenóreans first voyaged to Middle-earth.
Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch III, The Line of Elros: Kings of Numenor