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Belecthor II

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This article is about the twenty-first Ruling Steward of Gondor. For the the fifteenth Steward, see Belecthor I.
Belecthor II
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 2752
RuleT.A. 2811 - 2872 (61 years)
DeathT.A. 2872 (aged 120)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageBeregond
SiblingsNone[1]
ChildrenThorondir
Physical Description
GenderMale
Belecthor II (Third Age 2752[1] – 2872,[2] aged 120 years)was the twenty-first Ruling Steward of Gondor. He succeeded his father Beregond at his death in T.A. 2811.

History

Belecthor was the last of his line to pass the age of 100. Upon his death White Tree of Gondor also died, but was left standing "until the King comes".[3]

Belecthor was followed by his son Thorondir at his death in 2872.[2]

Other versions of the legendarium

Belecthor's date of death was recorded in Appendix A and "The Heirs of Elendil" as Third Age 2872, but in Appendix B as Third Age 2852. Since the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Lord of the Rings this has been corrected so all dates now show Third Age 2872.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 205
  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, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 206
  4. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, "Appendix A", p. 715
Belecthor II
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2752 Died: T.A. 2872
Preceded by:
Beregond
21st Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 28112872
Followed by:
Thorondir
Ruling Stewards of Gondor
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