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Turambar (King of Gondor)

This article is about the King of Gondor. For the tragic hero of the First Age, see Túrin Turambar.
Matěj Čadil - Turambar of Gondor.jpg
"Turambar of Gondor" by Matěj Čadil
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Gondor
BirthT.A. 397
RuleT.A. 541 - 667 (126 years)
DeathT.A. 667 (aged 270)
HouseHouse of Anárion
ParentageRómendacil I
ChildrenAtanatar I
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Turambar

Turambar (T.A. 397[1]667,[2] aged 270 years) was the ninth King of Gondor.


[edit] History

He inherited the crown early when his father Rómendacil I was killed during an Easterling invasion of northern Ithilien. Turambar sought vengeance for his father's death, and succeeded brilliantly. Not only did he destroy the horde, he continued his conquest into the lands of the Easterlings themselves, winning new territory in Rhûn for Gondor.[3]

Because Turambar was young when he took the throne his rule lasted longer than a century. His was the longest reign of Gondor since that of his ancestor Meneldil. He was succeeded by his son Atanatar I.

[edit] Etymology

Turambar was the epithet of the great hero of the First Age, Túrin Turambar. It translates as "Master of Doom" from Quenya.[4]

[edit] Genealogy

222 - 492
Rómendacil I
310 - 541
397 - 667
Atanatar I
480 - 748
570 - 830


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil"
  2. 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"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Narn i Hîn Húrin (The Tale of the Children of Húrin)"
House of Anárion
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 397 Died: T.A. 667
Preceded by:
Rómendacil I
9th King of Gondor
T.A. 541 - 667
Followed by:
Atanatar I