Valacar becomes King of Gondor
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Kings
Valacar, son of Rómendacil II, becomes the 20th King of Gondor:
The Southern Line: Heirs of Anárion
Kings of Gondor. ...Minalcar (regent 1240-1304), crowned as Rómendacil II 1304, died 1366, Valacar. In his time the first disaster of Gondor began, the Kin-strife.
Eldacar son of Valacar (at first called Vinitharya) deposed 1437. Castamir the Usurper †1447. Eldacar restored, died 1490.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The Realms in Exile
20. Valakar1. [born] 1194 [lived] 238 [years] [died] 1432.
The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Southern Line of Gondor: The Anárioni
Valakar 1 was a vigorous king, and his son Eldakar 1 was a man of great stature, handsome and valiant, and showed no sign of ageing more swiftly than his father. Nonetheless the disaffection steadily grew during his reign; and when he grew old there was already open rebellion in the southern provinces.
The Peoples of Middle-earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 9, The Making of Appendix A: The Realms in Exile
† The sign † indicates a premature death, in battle or otherwise, though an annal of the event is not always included.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers
1 This text is from one of Tolkien's early drafts; the name is an earlier version of the proper name as published in The Lord of the Rings.
Elena Tiriel 11Dec04, 15Dec04, 19Jul14