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Durin VII

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Durin VII
Biographical Information
Other namesDurin the Last
TitlesKing of Durin's Folk
King of Khazad-dûm
LocationErebor, Khazad-dûm
BirthAfter F.O. 171
RuleFourth Age - Unknown
HouseHouse of Durin
ParentageDescendant of Thorin III Stonehelm[note 1][1]
Physical Description
"There lies his crown in water deep,
Till Durin wakes again from sleep.
Song of Durin[2]

Durin VII (lived in the Fourth Age) was the last of the six reincarnations of Durin the Deathless.


The actions of Durin VII were prophesied long before he was born, at the time of the Battle of Azanulbizar.[3]

Durin VII was the direct descendant of king Thorin III Stonehelm (according to some sources, his son).[1]

He led Durin's folk back to Khazad-dûm and restored the ancient kingdom during the Fourth Age. There his house remained until the world grew old and the Dwarves failed and the days of Durin's race were ended.[4]

Durin VII had to have been born after Fourth Age 171, as at the time of the copying of the Red Book of Westmarch, his birth remained a matter of prophecy.


Durinn is one of the Dwarfs in the Dvergatal. The name means "Sleepy".[5]


Dáin II Ironfoot
2767 - 3019
Thorin III Stonehelm
b. 2866

Durin VII
House of Durin
Born: Fourth Age
Last known:
Thorin III Stonehelm
King of Durin's Folk
Fourth Age
Followed by:
King of Khazad-dûm
Fourth Age


  1. An alternative version of the genealogical tree of Appendix A suggested Durin VII was the son of Thorin III.


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "IX. The Making of Appendix A": (iv) "Durin's Folk", p. 278-9
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men"
  5. Chester Nathan Gould, "Dwarf-Names: A Study in Old Icelandic Religion", published in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Vol 44 (1929), issue #4, pp. 939-967
Kings of Durin's Folk
Durin I* (Y.T.) · Durin II* · Durin III* (fl. S.A. 1600) · Durin IV* · Durin V* · Durin VI* (until T.A. 1980) · Náin I* (1980 - 1981) · Thráin I (1981 - 2190) · Thorin I (2190 - 2289) · Glóin (2289 - 2385) · Óin (2385 - 2488) · Náin II (2488 - 2585) · Dáin I (2585 - 2589) · Thrór (2585 - 2790) · Thráin II (2790 - 2850) · Thorin II Oakenshield (2850 - 2941) · Dáin II Ironfoot (2941 - 3019) · Thorin III Stonehelm (T.A. 3019 - Fourth Age) · Durin VII (Fourth Age)*
* Kings of Khazad-dûm · Kings under the Mountain