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Boromir, Steward of Gondor

Meaning: faithful jewel

Location(s): Gondor

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: Dunadan of Gondor

Title(s):
11th Ruling Steward of Gondor (2477 - 2489)

Dates: III 2410-2489

Parents:
Denethor I, 10th Ruling Steward of Gondor

Siblings:
2 unidentified older siblings

Children:
Cirion, 12th Ruling Steward of Gondor

Description:

Boromir. born 2410 lived... 79 years died... 2489.

He was third child of Denethor [I]. His life was shortened by the poisoned wounds he received in the Morgul-war.

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Ruling Stewards of Gondor

The Morgul-lords having bred in secret a fell race of black Orcs in Mordor assail Ithilien and overrun it. They capture Osgiliath and destroy its renowned bridge. Boromir son of Denethor [I] in 2475 defeated the host of Morgul and recovered Ithilien for a while.

The Peoples of Middle-Earth, HoME Vol 12, Part 1, Ch 7, The Heirs of Elendil: The Ruling Stewards of Gondor

In the last years of Denethor I the race of uruks, black Orcs of great strength, first appeared out of Mordor, and in 2475 they swept across Ithilien and took Osgiliath. Boromir son of Denethor [I] (after whom Boromir of the Nine Walkers was later named) defeated them and regained Ithilien; but Osgiliath was finally ruined, and its great stone-bridge was broken. No people dwelt there afterwards. Boromir was a great captain, and 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, and he became shrunken with pain and died twelve years after his father.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion: The Stewards

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 10Aug07

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