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The name Ecthelion refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Ecthelion (disambiguation).
Ecthelion I
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
BirthT.A. 2600
RuleT.A. 2685 - 2698 (13 years)
DeathT.A. 2698 (aged 98)
HouseHouse of Húrin
Physical Description

Ecthelion I (Third Age 2600[1]2698,[2] aged 98 years) was the seventeenth Ruling Steward of Gondor.


He succeeded his father Orodreth at his death in T.A. 2685. He rebuilt the White Tower in Minas Tirith, which afterwards carried his name.

Ecthelion had no children. He was followed by his cousin Egalmoth, the grandson of Orodreth's sister Morwen, at his death in 2698.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 205
  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"
Ecthelion I
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2600 Died: T.A. 2698
Preceded by:
17th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 2685 - 2698
Followed by:
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