Son of Fingolfin and brother of Turgon, Fingon became King of the Noldor. When his father died in the Battle of Sudden Flame, Fingon was crowned King. He rescued Maedhros, son of Feanor, from Thangorodrim. Maedhros healed in the mighty Houses of the Noldor. In 472 of the First Age, Fingon declared war upon Morgoth in the Battle of Unnumbered Tears. The battle was lost, and Fingon was killed.