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Born during the mid-Fourth Century of the First Age1
'Faithful jewel'
This is not the same Boromir who accompanied the Fellowship of the Ring, but his distant ancestor; for details of the more famous bearer of this name, see Boromir, son of Denethor II (there was also a Steward of Gondor who bore the same name, for whom see the entry for Steward Boromir)


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Lord of Ladros in the First Age


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.



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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