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Egalmoth (Steward of Gondor)

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This article is about the Ruling Steward of Gondor. For the Noldorin Elf of the First Age, see Egalmoth.
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2626
RuleT.A. 2698 - 2743 (45 years)
DeathT.A. 2743 (aged 117)
HouseHouse of Húrin
Parentageunknown, grandson of Morwen
Physical Description

Egalmoth (Third Age 2626[1] - 2743,[2] aged 117 years) was the eighteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor.


Egalmoth was probably named after the Noldorin Elf of the First Age.

He succeeded his cousin Ecthelion I upon his death in T.A. 2698. Egalmoth was the grandson of Morwen, daughter of Belecthor I. During his rule there was renewed war with the Orcs.[1]

In T.A. 2710 King Déor asked his help to drive off the Dunlendings from the occupied Ring of Isengard, but the Steward was unable to send help[3]

Egalmoth was followed by his son Beren at his death in T.A. 2743.[2]


  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, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen"
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2626 Died: T.A. 2743
Preceded by:
Ecthelion I
18th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 2698 - 2743
Followed by: