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Húrin I

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(For other characters see Húrin (disambiguation))

Húrin (I)
Biographical Information
PositionRuling Steward
BirthThird Age 2124
RuleThird Age 2204 - Third Age 2244
DeathThird Age 2244, aged 120 years
ChildrenTúrin I
Physical Description

Húrin I (Third Age 2124 – 2244, aged 120 years) was the son of Belegorn, and descended in right line from Húrin of Emyn Arnen, the founder of the House of Húrin to which all the Ruling Stewards belonged. Húrin's name was even more ancient than that of his illustrious ancestor — it is taken from Húrin Thalion, a hero of the Edain in the First Age.

Húrin I ruled during the time of the Watchful Peace, during which Sauron had retreated into the East, and the Nazgûl remained, threatening but silent, in Minas Morgul. The Peace would last long after Húrin's time; it broke with the return of Sauron to Dol Guldur during the rule of Húrin's descendant Denethor I, more than two hundred years after Húrin's death.

Húrin ruled as Steward for forty years, and was succeeded by his son, who became Túrin I.

Preceded by:
5th Ruling Steward of Gondor
III 2204 – 2244
Followed by:
Túrin I