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The Last Alliance of Elves and Men was a great alliance formed in the year 3430 of the Second Age in response to the threat of conquest by the Dark Lord Sauron. This response manifested as the War of the Last Alliance.


In the year SA 3429, Sauron attacked and captured Minas Ithil, burning the White Tree that stood there. Isildur, unable to hold off Sauron, retreated to the north while his brother Anárion defended Osgiliath, managing to recapture Minas Ithil the following year.[1]

As a response to the aggression of Sauron, Elendil, King of all the Dúnedain, made an alliance with Gil-galad, High King of the Ñoldor. Durin IV of Khazad-dûm also joined this alliance, at some subsequent time sending a force of Durin's Folk.[2] The following year, in SA 3431, the assembled army traveled east to Rivendell. After three years training and planning, in SA 3434, the army crossed the Misty Mountains and marched south to Mordor.[1]

At the plain of Dagorlad, the host met the army of Sauron, and a great battle took place, with even birds and beasts fighting upon both sides. The alliance was victorious, and thereafter entered Mordor through the Black Gate. Soon the army of Elves and Men entered Gorgoroth, surrounding and setting siege to Barad-dûr. This siege was to last seven years, until SA 3441, when at last Sauron himself came forth. In the ensuing struggle, both Elendil and Gil-galad perished at Sauron's hand, but Sauron also was defeated, and Isildur cut the One Ring from the Dark Lord's hand.[2]

Thus Sauron was defeated, and the land of Mordor guarded by the Dúnedain for some 1600 years. The alliance was disbanded, and the surviving participants returned to their own countries. Many Elves sailed into the west following the end of the war, bringing an end to the realm of Lindon.


Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Laaste Alliansie tussen die Elwe en Mans
Arabic آخر تحالف بين الجان والرجال
Bosnian Posljednji savez između vilenjaka i ljudi
Catalan Última aliança entre elfs i ésser humà
Chinese 精灵与男人之间的最后联盟
Chinese (Traditional) 精靈與人類最後同盟
Croatian Posljednji savez vilenjaka i ljudi
Czech Poslední aliance elfů a lidí
Danish Sidste Alliance af Alver og Mennesker
Dutch Laatste Alliantie tussen Elfen en Mannen
Estonian Viimane liit Haldjad ja meeste vahel
Finnish Haltioiden ja ihmisten viimeinen liitto
French Dernière Alliance des Hommes et des Elfes
Galician Última Alianza entre Elfos e Homes
German Letztes Bündnis von Elben und Menschen
Greek Τελευταία Συμμαχία των Ξωτικών και των Ανθρώπων
Hebrew ברית האחרונה אלפים ו בני אנוש
Hungarian Utolsó szövetség a tündék és az emberek között
Icelandic Síðasta Bandalag milli Álfar og Karla
Italian Ultima Alleanza tra gli Elfi e gli Uomini
Japanese エルフと男性の最後の同盟
Latvian Pēdējā Elfi un vīriešu alianse
Macedonian Cyrillic Последниот Сојуз на Елфите и Луѓето
Norwegian Siste Allianse mellom Alver og Menn
Persian آخرین اتحاد الف‌ها و انسان‌ها
Polish Ostatni Sojusz elfów i ludzi
Portuguese Última Aliança entre os Elfos e os Homens
Romanian Ultima alianță dintre elfi și oameni
Slovak Posledná aliancia elfov a ľudí
Slovenian Zadnje zavezništvo vilinov in ljudi
Spanish Última alianza entre elfos y hombres
Swedish Sista Alliansen mellan Alver och Män
Thai พันธมิตรครั้งสุดท้ายของเอลฟ์และมนุษย์
Turkish İnsanlarla Elflerin Son İttifakı


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Second Age"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"