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Beren (Steward of Gondor)

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Beren
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2655
RuleT.A. 2743 - 2763 (20 years)
DeathT.A. 2763 (aged 108)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageEgalmoth
ChildrenBeregond
Physical Description
GenderMale
Beren (Third Age 2655[1] – 2763,[2] aged 108 years) was the nineteenth Ruling Steward of Gondor.

[edit] History

Beren succeeded his father Egalmoth at his death in T.A. 2743.[2]

Beren spent much of his rule fighting the Corsairs of Umbar for the coasts were assailed by three great fleets from Umbar and from Harad up to the mouth of Isen. During the Long Winter of T.A. 2758 - 2759, Rohan came under attack from the Dunlendings, but as both nations were under attack neither could help each other. Before spring his son Beregond overcame the invaders and was able to send help to Rohan and fulfill the Oath of Eorl.

After the wars, Saruman suddenly appeared and requested leave to dwell in Isengard, and Beren gladly gave the Wizard the key of Orthanc.[3]

Beregond followed Beren at his death in 2763.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Belecthor I
2545 - 2655
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orodreth
2576 - 2685
 
Morwen
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ecthelion I
2600 - 2698
 
Unknown
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Egalmoth
2626 - 2743
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BEREN
2655 - 2763
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beregond
2700 - 2811
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belecthor II
2752 - 2872


References

  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 2.2 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", "The Stewards"
Beren
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2655 Died: T.A. 2763
Preceded by:
Egalmoth
19th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 2743 - 2763
Followed by:
Beregond