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Boromir (Steward of Gondor)

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Revision as of 00:46, 12 July 2011

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Boromir
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2410
RuleT.A. 2477 - 2489 (12 years)
DeathT.A. 2489 (aged 79)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageDenethor I
Siblings2 older sisters
ChildrenCirion
Physical Description
GenderMale

Boromir (Third Age 2410[1] – 2489,[2] aged 79 years) was the eleventh Ruling Steward of Gondor.

History

Boromir was the third child of Denethor I[1] and succeeded his father upon his death in T.A. 2477. He inherited a realm under siege. Ithilien had been lost to the fierce Uruk-hai, and Boromir fought several extensive campaigns to win back the land. Eventually he succeeded, but Ithilien remained depopulated, Osgiliath was finally ruined and its stone-bridge was broken.

Boromir was a great captain, even the Witch-king feared him. He was noble and fair of face, a man strong in body and in will. But he received a Morgul-wound in that war which shortened his days. He became shrunken with pain and died twelve years after his father.[3]

He was followed by his son Cirion at his death in 2489.[2]

Etymology

It is notable that in the Appendix F Boromir is not mentioned among the names "remembered in the songs and histories of the First Age (as Beren, Húrin)" suggesting that Boromir was not named after the Boromir of Ladros.Template:Or

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, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
Boromir
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2410 Died: T.A. 2489
Preceded by:
Denethor I
11th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 24772489
Followed by:
Cirion
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