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Barahir (Steward of Gondor)

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The name Barahir refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Barahir (disambiguation).
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
BirthT.A. 2290
RuleT.A. 2395 - 2412 (17 years)
DeathT.A. 2412 (aged 122)
HouseHouse of Húrin
ChildrenDior and Rían[1]
Physical Description

Barahir (Third Age 2290[1] – 2412,[2] aged 122 years) was eighth Ruling Steward of Gondor.

He was named after the hero Barahir of the First Age, who was the father of Beren. The Watchful Peace continued during his rule.[3]

Barahir ruled as Steward for seventeen years, and was succeeded by his son Dior.[2]


Barahir is a Sindarin word and consists of bara ("fiery; eager") + hîr ("master, lord").[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 204
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 351, 364
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2290 Died: T.A. 2412
Preceded by:
8th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 23952412
Followed by: