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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).
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2410
RuleT.A. 2477 - 2489 (12 years)
DeathT.A. 2489 (aged 79)
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageDenethor I
Siblings2 older sisters
Physical Description

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


[edit] History

Boromir was the third child of Denethor I[1] and succeeded his father upon his death in T.A. 2477. He inherited a realm under siege. Ithilien had been lost to fierce Uruk, and Boromir fought several extensive campaigns to win back the land. Eventually he succeeded, but Ithilien remained depopulated, Osgiliath was finally ruined and its stone-bridge was broken.

Boromir was a great captain, even the Witch-king feared him. He was noble and fair of face, a man strong in body and in will. But he received a Morgul-wound in that war which shortened his days. He became shrunken with pain and died twelve years after his father.[3]

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

[edit] Genealogy

2290 - 2412
2328 - 2435
Denethor I
2375 - 2477
two daughters
2410 - 2489
2449 - 2567
2480 - 2605

[edit] Etymology

See Boromir: Etymology

[edit] 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, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion", "The Stewards"
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:
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