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Hador (Steward of Gondor)

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}}'''Hador''' ([[Third Age]] 2245 – 2395, aged 150 years) was the seventh [[Ruling Steward]] of [[Gondor]], who inherited the Stewardship from his father [[Túrin I]], and in due course was succeeded by his son [[Barahir (Steward of Gondor)|Barahir]].
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}}'''Hador''' ([[Third Age]] 2245 – 2395, aged 150 years) was the seventh [[Ruling Steward]] of [[Gondor]].
  
 
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It was the fashion at this period of history for [[Gondor]]'s Stewards to take their names from historical figures of the [[First Age]], a fashion that would survive for four generations after Hador to his great-great-grandson Steward [[Boromir (Steward of Gondor)|Boromir]]. Hador himself was named for the great hero [[Hador Lórindol]], ancient [[Lord of Dor-lómin]].
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Hador was named for a great hero of the [[First Age]], [[Hador Lórindol]], the ancient [[Lord of Dor-lómin]]. His rule occurred during the time of the [[Watchful Peace]] ({{TA|2063}}-{{TA|2460|n}}) so Gondor enjoyed peace throughout his reign.<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref>
  
Little of note occurred during Hador's rule. On the three hundredth anniversary of the [[Stewards' Reckoning]], the calendar introduced by his ancestor [[Mardil|Mardil Voronwë]], he added an extra day to the year to "fine-tune" the calendar's accuracy. Hador ruled during the time of the [[Watchful Peace]], and so had no need to concern himself with matters of war, though his descendants would not be so fortunate.
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On the three hundredth anniversary of the [[Stewards' Reckoning]], the calendar introduced by his ancestor [[Mardil|Mardil Voronwë]], Hador added an extra day to the year {{TA|2360}}.  This was done to reduce the ''millennial deficit'', thus keeping the calendar in synchronization with the seasons.<ref>{{App|Calendars}}</ref>
  
Hador ruled Gondor for one hundred and seventeen years, and was succeeded by his son Barahir.
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Hador ruled Gondor for one hundred and seventeen years, and was succeeded by his son Barahir.<ref>{{App|South}}</ref>
 
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Revision as of 20:58, 8 July 2011

This article is about the Ruling Steward of Gondor. For the First Age Lord of Dor-lómin, see Hador Lórindol.
Hador
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2245
RuleT.A. 2278 - 2395 (117 years)
DeathT.A. 2395 (aged 150)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageTúrin I
ChildrenBarahir
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hador (Third Age 2245 – 2395, aged 150 years) was the seventh Ruling Steward of Gondor.

History

Hador was named for a great hero of the First Age, Hador Lórindol, the ancient Lord of Dor-lómin. His rule occurred during the time of the Watchful Peace (T.A. 2063-2460) so Gondor enjoyed peace throughout his reign.[1]

On the three hundredth anniversary of the Stewards' Reckoning, the calendar introduced by his ancestor Mardil Voronwë, Hador added an extra day to the year T.A. 2360. This was done to reduce the millennial deficit, thus keeping the calendar in synchronization with the seasons.[2]

Hador ruled Gondor for one hundred and seventeen years, and was succeeded by his son Barahir.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
Hador
Preceded by:
Túrin I
7th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 2278 - 2395
Followed by:
Barahir
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