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'''Dior''' ([[Third Age]] 2328 – 2435, aged 107 years) was the ninth [[Ruling Steward]] of [[Gondor]]. His grandfather [[Hador of Gondor|Hador]] was the last of the Stewards to enjoy a truly long life, and he ruled Gondor for one hundred and seventeen years. This meant that his son [[Barahir son of Hador|Barahir]], and his grandson Dior, both came late to the Stewardship and ruled for only a brief time. Dior was the last Steward to enjoy an untroubled rule, as his heir [[Denethor I|Denethor]] would see the breaking of the [[Watchful Peace]] and the beginning of centuries of warfare.
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'''Dior''' ([[Third Age]] {{TA|2328|n}}<ref name="Elendil">{{PM|Elendil}}, p. 204</ref> {{TA|2435|n}},<ref>{{App|South}}</ref> aged 107 years) was the ninth [[Ruling Steward]] of [[Gondor]].  
  
Dior is remarkable as the only recorded Ruling Steward to leave no direct heir. In ''[[The Peoples of Middle-earth]]'' we're told that he had no children of his own, and was succeeded therefore by the son of his sister [[Rían]]. This seems to be borne out by the ''[[Appendices]]'' to ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', which state that Gondor's Stewardship became "...hereditary as a kingship, from father to son or nearest kin" (Appendix A). This reference to "nearest kin" seems intended to refer specifically to Dior.
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==History==
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Dior was named after the son [[Beren]] and [[Lúthien]] of the [[First Age]].  He was the last Ruling Steward during the period of the [[Watchful Peace]].<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref>
  
Dior ruled as Steward for twenty-three years, and seems to have been succeeded by his nephew [[Denethor I]].
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Dior, having had no children, was succeeded by his sister [[Rían (daughter of Steward Barahir)|Rían]]'s son [[Denethor I]].<ref name="Elendil"/>
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Revision as of 12:41, 4 November 2012

This article is about the Steward of Gondor. For the the son of Beren and Lúthien, see Dior Eluchíl.
Dior
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 2328
RuleT.A. 2412 - 2435 (23 years)
DeathT.A. 2435 (aged 107)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageBarahir
SiblingsRían
ChildrenNone
Physical Description
GenderMale

Dior (Third Age 2328[1]2435,[2] aged 107 years) was the ninth Ruling Steward of Gondor.

History

Dior was named after the son Beren and Lúthien of the First Age. He was the last Ruling Steward during the period of the Watchful Peace.[3]

Dior, having had no children, was succeeded by his sister Rían's son Denethor I.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 204
  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 B, "The Third Age"
Dior
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2328 Died: T.A. 2435
Preceded by:
Barahir
9th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 2412 - 2435
Followed by:
Denethor I
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