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Boromir (Steward of Gondor)

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

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

History

Boromir succeeded his father Denethor I at his death in Third Age 2477, and 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.

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

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.

Boromir
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