He was born in the year 1800, and ruled for 192 years, until 2221, which was the year of his death.
|Much is said of this King in the Annals, such as now survive the Downfall. For he was like his father proud and greedy of wealth, and the Númenóreans in his service exacted heavy tribute from the men of the coasts of Middle-earth. In his time the Shadow fell upon Númenor and the King, and those that followed his lore, spoke openly against the ban of Valar, and their hearts were turned against the Valar and the Eldar, but wisdom they still kept, and they feared the Lords of the West, and did not defy them.
Atanamir is called also the Unwilling, for he was the first of the Kings to refuse to lay down his life, or to renounce the sceptre and he lived until death took him perforce in dotage.
|UT, III, The Line of Elros, The Kings of Númenor|
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