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Turgon (Steward of Gondor)

Turgon
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron, Sindarin
BirthT.A. 2855
RuleT.A. 2914 - 2953 (39 years)
DeathT.A. 2953 (aged 98)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageTúrin II
ChildrenEcthelion II
Physical Description
GenderMale

Turgon (Third Age 2855[1]2953,[2] aged 98 years) was the twenty-fourth Ruling Steward of Gondor.

[edit] History

Turgon was the son of Steward Túrin II. As many of the Ruling Stewards were named after legendary figures of the First Age[3] Turgon was named after Turgon, the Hidden King of Gondolin. Unlike his father's reign (and his son's), his rule was apparently peaceful and uneventful, as no significant events for Gondor are recorded during those thirty-nine years.

However, it was near the end of his rule, in T.A. 2951, when Sauron declared himself openly in Mordor; he gathered his power there, and began rebuilding Barad-dûr.[4]

His son Ecthelion succeeded him to he throne.

[edit] Genealogy

 
 
Thorondir
2782 - 2882
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Túrin II
2815 - 2914
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TURGON
2855 - 2953
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ecthelion II
2886 - 2984
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denethor II
2930 - 3019
 
two daughters
unknown


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 206
  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, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 203
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
Turgon
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2855 Died: T.A. 2953
Preceded by:
Túrin II
24th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 2914 - 2953
Followed by:
Ecthelion II