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Dior (Steward of Gondor)

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

Dior (Third Age 2328 – 2435, aged 107 years) was the ninth Ruling Steward of Gondor.


His grandfather Hador was the last of the Stewards to enjoy a truly long life. This meant that his son 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 would see the breaking of the Watchful Peace and the beginning of centuries of warfare. Dior is remarkable as the only recorded Ruling Steward to leave no direct heir. He was succeeded by his sister-son Denethor I.


Preceded by:
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