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Boromir (Steward of Gondor)

The name Boromir refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Boromir (disambiguation).
Boromir
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2410
RuleT.A. 2477 - 2489 (12 years)
DeathT.A. 2489 (aged 79)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageDenethor I
Siblings2 older sisters
ChildrenCirion
Physical Description
GenderMale

Boromir (Third Age 2410[1] – 2489,[2] aged 79 years) was the eleventh Ruling Steward of Gondor.

Boromir was noble and fair of face, strong in body and will; during his prime he was a great captain that even the Witch-king feared him.[3]

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[edit] History

Boromir was the third child of Denethor I[1] during whose time the realm was under siege and Ithilien had been lost to fierce Uruk-hai. He succeeded his father upon his death in T.A. 2477 and fought several extensive campaigns to win back the land. Despite his victory, Ithilien remained depopulated, Osgiliath was finally ruined with its stone-bridge broken.[3]

During that war he received a Morgul-wound and despite all his might and strength, he became shrunken with pain and ruled only twelve years.[3]

He was followed by his son Cirion at his death in 2489.[2]

Centuries later, Steward Denethor II named his heir Boromir, after him.[3]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Barahir
2290 - 2412
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dior
2328 - 2435
 
Rían
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denethor I
2375 - 2477
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
two daughters
unknown
 
BOROMIR
2410 - 2489
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cirion
2449 - 2567
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hallas
2480 - 2605


[edit] Etymology

See Boromir: Etymology

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
Boromir
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2410 Died: T.A. 2489
Preceded by:
Denethor I
11th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 24772489
Followed by:
Cirion