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Dates
Born during the mid-Fourth Century of the First Age1
Race
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Family
Pronunciation
bo'romeer
Meaning
'faithful jewel'
Note
This is not the Boromir who accompanied the Fellowship of the Ring, but a Man who lived long before his time. For information on the more famous Boromir, visit his entry here.

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Boromir

Lord of Ladros in the First Age

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Many of the characters in Boromir's immediate family appear nowhere outside The History of Middle-earth, and apart from his father Boron and his son Bregor, this genealogy is provisional. Boromir's daughter Andreth is the subject of a lengthy, though non-canonical, account of her own. See her entry in the Excyclopedia for more information.

Lords of Ladros

The son of Boron of the House of Bëor, and thus a great-grandson of Bëor the Old, one of the first generation of Men to cross into Beleriand. Boromir was granted the lordship of the land of Ladros, a highland country to the east of Dorthonion. We have no detailed history of his life there, but it is known that he ruled during the time known as the Long Peace, when Morgoth and his armies were contained by the Siege of Angband. He was succeeded by his son Bregor.

Boromir of Ladros was the first of Men to bear that name, but by no means the last. A short-lived Steward Boromir ruled Gondor during the twenty-fifth century of the Third Age and, rather more famously, Boromir of the Company of the Ring also took his name from this immensely distant ancestor.


Notes

1

We have no dates of any kind for Boromir, but if we assume that the birthdates of the Men of the House of Bëor followed a fairly regular pattern, then he would have been born in roughly the year I 350 (that is, some forty years after his grandfather Bëor arrived in Beleriand). It is not known how long he lived, but assuming a typical lifespan of around seventy years, he would have died in approximately the year I 420.

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