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Beren (Steward of Gondor)

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Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2655
RuleT.A. 2743 - 2763 (20 years)
DeathT.A. 2763 (aged 108)
HouseHouse of Húrin
Physical Description
Beren (Third Age 2655[1] – 2763,[2] aged 108 years) was the nineteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor.


Beren succeeded his father Egalmoth at his death in T.A. 2743.[2]

Beren spent much of his reign fighting the Corsairs of Umbar in southern Gondor, for the land was assailed by three great fleets from Umbar and from Harad. During the Long Winter of T.A. 2758 - 2759, Rohan came under attack from the Dunlendings, but as both nations were under attack neither could help the other. Therefore when Saruman suddenly appeared and requested leave to dwell in Isengard, Beren gladly gave the Wizard the keys to Orthanc.[3]

Beren was followed by his son Beregond at his death in 2763.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 205
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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"
Preceded by:
19th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 2743 - 2763
Followed by: