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* Birth of [[Boromir]] son of [[Denethor II]].
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* Birth of [[Boromir]], son of [[Ruling Steward|Steward]] [[Denethor II]] of [[Gondor]] and [[Finduilas (wife of Denethor)|Finduilas]].<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}, p. 206</ref>
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* Birth of [[Théodred]], only child and son of [[Kings of Rohan|King]] [[Théoden]] of [[Rohan]] and [[Elfhild]].
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* Death of [[Elfhild]], wife of Théoden.
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* Birth of [[Folco Boffin]], son of [[Vigo Boffin]].<ref>{{App|Boffin}}</ref>
  
==References==
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==Calculation of the Dates for Théodred and Elfhild==
* [[The Lord of the Rings]], [[The Return of the King]], [[Appendix B]]
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In [[Appendix A]] it is stated that [[Éomund]], father of [[Éomer]] and [[Éowyn]], died in {{TA|3002}}.  His wife [[Théodwyn]], the beloved sister of King Théoden, died soon after.  The king took in his sister's children for he only had one child, Théodred, who in 3002 was 24 years old and thus was born in 2978.  It is also stated that Théoden's wife Elfhild died in childbirth.<ref>{{App|Mark}}, ''Third Line''</ref>
  
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[[Category:Third Age years|2, Third Age 2978]]

Latest revision as of 05:38, 17 August 2012

[edit] Calculation of the Dates for Théodred and Elfhild

In Appendix A it is stated that Éomund, father of Éomer and Éowyn, died in T.A. 3002. His wife Théodwyn, the beloved sister of King Théoden, died soon after. The king took in his sister's children for he only had one child, Théodred, who in 3002 was 24 years old and thus was born in 2978. It is also stated that Théoden's wife Elfhild died in childbirth.[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 206
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Boffin of the Yale"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark", Third Line