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Hador (Steward of Gondor)

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Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2245
RuleT.A. 2278 - 2395 (117 years)
DeathT.A. 2395 (aged 150)
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageTúrin I
Physical Description
Hador (Third Age 22452395, aged 150 years) was the seventh Ruling Steward of Gondor.


Hador was named for a great hero of the First Age, Hador Lórindol, the ancient Lord of Dor-lómin. His rule occurred during the time of the Watchful Peace (T.A. 2063-2460) so Gondor enjoyed peace throughout his reign.[1]

On the three hundredth anniversary of the Stewards' Reckoning, the calendar introduced by his ancestor Mardil Voronwë, Hador added an extra day to the year T.A. 2360. This was done to reduce the millennial deficit, thus keeping the calendar in synchronization with the seasons.[2]

Hador ruled Gondor for one hundred and seventeen years, and was succeeded by his son Barahir.[3] Hador was the last Gondorian to live 150 years and after his time the life-span of those with Númenórean blood waned more rapidly.[4]



  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil"
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2245 Died: T.A. 2395
Preceded by:
Túrin I
7th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 2278 - 2395
Followed by: