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Durin VII

The name Durin refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Durin (disambiguation).
Durin VII
Biographical Information
Other namesDurin the Last
TitlesKing of Durin's Folk
King of Khazad-dûm
LocationEventually Khazad-dûm
BirthFourth Age?
HouseHouse of Durin
Physical Description
"There lies his crown in water deep,
Till Durin wakes again from sleep.

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

[edit] History

The actions of Durin VII were prophesized long before he was born, at the time of the Battle of Azanulbizar.[2]

Durin the Seventh was likely a descendant of Thorin III Stonehelm.

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.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Durinn is one of the Dwarfs in the Dvergatal. The name means "Sleepy".[4]

[edit] Genealogy

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. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men"
  4. 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