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Dates
Gondor was ruled by a King from II 3320 to III 2050 (2,171 years), and by a Ruling Steward from III 2050 to III 3019 (969 years), after which the Kingship was restored
Location
Origins
The first Lords of Gondor were Isildur and Anárion, who ruled jointly under their father, High King Elendil
Race
Division
Family
The Kings were descended from the House of Elendil through Elendil's younger son Anárion; the Stewards descended from the House of Húrin
Settlements
The original seat of the Lords was at Osgiliath, but later Minas Anor (Minas Tirith) was established as the chief city of Gondor
Pronunciation
Gondor is pronounced 'go'ndorr'
Meaning
Gondor means 'land of (the people of) stone'
Title of
Possibly the Kings of Gondor, and certainly the Ruling Stewards who followed them

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Lord of Gondor

A title of the rulers of the South-kingdom

A form of address used of the rulers of Gondor, at least during the last years of the Third Age. In The Lord of the Rings, it most commonly applies to Denethor II, the Steward at the time of the War of the Ring. There is also a single case where Denethor's father Ecthelion II is named 'Lord of Gondor', but the title is not otherwise used. This might, just possibly, imply that 'Lord of Gondor' was a device used only by the later Stewards. More probably, though, the title was used of all the Stewards, and perhaps the Kings who preceded them, but we have no direct evidence of this usage.


For full lists of all those who might have qualified for this title, and genealogical charts, see the entries for King of Gondor and Ruling Steward.


See also...

Tower Hall

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