Déor

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Déor
Rohir
"The House of Eorl - Deor" by Lída Holubová
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Rohan
LocationRohan
LanguageRohanese and Westron
BirthT.A. 2644
RuleT.A. 26992718 (19 years)
DeathT.A. 2718 (aged 74)
Family
HouseHouse of Eorl
ParentageGoldwine
ChildrenGram
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Déor

Déor (Third Age 2644 – 2718, aged 74 years) was the seventh King of Rohan.

History

Déor was born during the rule of his great-great-grandfather, Aldor the Old. He himself became king at age 55, following the death of his father. During Déor's kingship the peace of Rohan (which had begun during Aldor's reign) came to an end - the Dunlendings took to raiding the herds and studs of the Rohirrim over the River Isen.[1]

When it became clear that the raiders were coming from near Isengard, in T.A. 2710 King Déor led an expedition to the north. He found and defeated a host of Dunlendings, but discovered that Isengard was held by hostile forces. Secure in the fortress they could not be dislodged and Egalmoth could not send help. Instead Déor kept a strong force of riders in the north of the Westfold.[2]

Déor's reign lasted nineteen years. He was succeeded as King by his son, Gram.

Etymology

Déor is an Old English name. It means "brave" or "bold".[3]

Genealogy

Fréawine
2594 - 2680
Goldwine
2619 - 2699
DÉOR
2644 - 2718
Gram
2668 - 2741
Helm Hammerhand
2691 - 2759
Hild
unknown

References

Déor
House of Eorl
Born: T.A. 2644 Died: T.A. 2718
Preceded by:
Goldwine
7th King of Rohan
T.A. 26992718
Followed by:
Gram


Kings of Rohan
First Line: Eorl the Young (T.A. 2510 - 2545) · Brego (2545 - 2570) · Aldor the Old (2570 - 2645) · Fréa (2645 - 2659) · Fréawine (2659 - 2680) · Goldwine (2680 - 2699) · Déor (2699 - 2718) · Gram (2718 - 2741) · Helm Hammerhand (2741 - 2759)
Second Line: Fréaláf Hildeson (2759 - 2798) · Brytta Léofa (2798 - 2842) · Walda (2842 - 2851) · Folca the Hunter (2851 - 2864) · Folcwine (2864 - 2903) · Fengel (2903 - 2953) · Thengel (2953 - 2980) · Théoden Ednew (2980 - 3019)
Third Line: Éomer Éadig (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 63) · Elfwine the Fair (63 - unknown)