Elendil the TallElendil the Tall - The son of Amandil, and father of Isildur and Anárion.  As members of the Faithful, they were saved from the destruction of Númenor.

 

"...by grace of the Valar Elendil and his sons and their people were spared from the ruin of that day.  For Elendil had remained in Rómenna, refusing the summons of the King when he set forth to war; and avoiding the soldiers of Sauron that came to seize him and drag him to the fires of the Temple, he went aboard his ship and stood off from the shore, waiting on the time.  There he was protected by the land from the great draught of the sea that drew all towards the abyss...Nine ships there were: four for Elendil, and for Isildur three, and for Anárion two...Elendil and his sons after founded kingdoms in Middle-earth..." ~The Silmarillion (Akallabêth)

 

He led the race of Men into battle against Sauron and was killed at the Siege of Barad-dûr.