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Beregond (Steward of Gondor)

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Revision as of 12:40, 4 November 2012

This article is about the Steward of Gondor. For the soldier during War of the Ring, see Beregond (soldier of Gondor).
Beregond
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
BirthT.A. 2700
RuleT.A. 2763 - 2811 (48 years)
DeathT.A. 2811 (aged 111)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageBeren
ChildrenBelecthor II
Physical Description
GenderMale
Beregond (Third Age 2700[1] – 2811,[2] aged 111 years) was the twentieth Ruling Steward of Gondor. He succeeded his father Beren at his death in 2763.

In T.A. 2759 Beregond defeated the Corsairs of Umbar, who had invaded the southern coasts of Gondor. This helped relieve the Rohirrim, who had been attacked by a combined force of Dunlendings and Corsairs that had sailed up the Isen.

During Beregond's rule, the War of the Dwarves and Orcs was fought (T.A. 2793 - 2799). Only rumours of the fighting came south until Orcs fleeing from the Battle of Nanduhirion crossed Rohan and established themselves in the White Mountains. Fighting occurred in many dales before they were eradicated.[3]

Beregond was followed by his son Belecthor II at his death in 2811.[2]

References

  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, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
Beregond
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2700 Died: T.A. 2811
Preceded by:
Beren
20th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 27632811
Followed by:
Belecthor II
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