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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.
Egalmoth
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2626
RuleT.A. 2698 - 2743 (45 years)
DeathT.A. 2743 (aged 117)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
Parentageunknown, grandson of Morwen
ChildrenBeren
Physical Description
GenderMale

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

History

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]

References

  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"
Egalmoth
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:
Beren
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