Atanatar II (r. TA 1149 - TA 1226) succeeded his father Hyarmendacil I in TA 1149 as the sixteenth King of Gondor. He was known as Atanatar II Alcarin (Alcarin means the Glorious), for Gondor enjoyed its greatest wealth and power under him.
He was born in the year TA 977.
His wealth was so great that historians remarked that "precious stones are pebbles in Gondor for children to play with". The deeds of Atanatar weren't as "glorious" as his nickname would indicate. He made no effort to expand or maintain the power of his father and the guard on Mordor was neglected. Therefore his reign is seen as the start of Gondor's decline before the War of the Ring.
He was succeeded by his son Narmacil I upon his death in TA 1226 after ruling for seventy-seven years.
|Kings of Gondor|
Elendil | Isildur | Meneldil | Cemendur | Eärendil | Anardil | Ostoher | Rómendacil I | Turambar | Atanatar I | Siriondil | Tarannon Falastur | Eärnil I | Ciryandil | Hyarmendacil I | Atanatar II Alcarin | Narmacil I | Calmacil | Rómendacil II | Valacar | Eldacar | Castamir the Usurper | Eldacar (restored) | Aldamir | Hyarmendacil II | Minardil | Telemnar | Tarondor | Telumehtar Umbardacil | Narmacil II | Calimehtar | Ondoher | Eärnil II | Eärnur | Aragorn II Elessar | Eldarion