Barahir (Steward of Gondor)
Barahir (Third Age 2290 – 2412, aged 122 years) was the son of Hador, a famously long-lived man who ruled Gondor as its Steward for no less than one hundred and seventeen years. According to the best sources we have, Barahir was born in the twelfth year of his father's rule, meaning that he succeeded Hador at the age of one hundred and five. Given Barahir's great age, it is not surprising that his rule, and that of his son Dior, were brief ones.
Barahir held the office of Steward during the waning years of the Watchful Peace. Both he and his son Dior, then, enjoyed rules free of troubles. Barahir's grandson was Denethor, the son of his daughter Rían, who was a young noble of just twenty at the time Barahir became Steward. It was Denethor who was destined to rule Gondor at the time that war erupted on its borders, more than sixty years after Barahir's death.
Barahir ruled as Steward for seventeen years, and was succeeded by his son Dior.
|8th Ruling Steward of Gondor
|The Southern Line and the Heirs of Anárion|
|Kings of Gondor:||Elendil · (Isildur and) Anárion · Meneldil · Cemendur · Eärendil · Anardil · Ostoher · Rómendacil I · Turambar · Atanatar I · Siriondil · Tarannon Falastur · Eärnil I · Ciryandil · Hyarmendacil I · Atanatar II Alcarin · Narmacil I · Calmacil · Rómendacil II · Valacar · Eldacar · Castamir the Usurper · Eldacar (restored) · Aldamir · Hyarmendacil II · Minardil · Telemnar · Tarondor · Telumehtar Umbardacil · Narmacil II · Calimehtar · Ondoher · Eärnil II · Eärnur|
|Stewards of Gondor:||Húrin of Emyn Arnen · Pelendur · Vorondil · Mardil Voronwë · Eradan · Herion · Belegorn · Húrin I · Túrin I · Hador · Barahir · Dior · Denethor I · Boromir · Cirion · Hallas · Húrin II · Belecthor I · Orodreth · Ecthelion I · Egalmoth · Beren · Beregond · Belecthor II · Thorondir · Túrin II · Turgon · Ecthelion II · Denethor II · Faramir · Elboron|
|Kings of Gondor:||Elessar · Eldarion|
|Non-ruling stewards are in italics|