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Dates
III 21651 - III 2278 (113 years)
Ruling Steward of Gondor from III 2244 (ruled 34 years)
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Pronunciation
too'rin
Meaning
Almost certainly named for Túrin Turambar of the First Age, whose name means '(he who) desires mastery'
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  • Updated 27 May 2001
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Túrin I

Sixth of Gondor‘s Ruling Stewards

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Hador

Stewards of Gondor

The sixth Ruling Steward of Gondor, who succeeded his father Húrin I to the Stewardship. Like his father, Túrin was named for a great hero of the First Age, and this seems to have become a trend in the House of the Stewards after his time. For five generations after Túrin, starting with his son Hador, his descendants were named for Elves or Men of the First Age.

Túrin ruled Gondor during the time known as the Watchful Peace, during which Sauron had withdrawn into the east and did not trouble the western lands of Middle-earth. Hence, his time as Steward was rather uneventful in historical terms, except perhaps for the highly unusual circumstance that he married twice.

Túrin ruled as Steward for thirty-four years, and was succeeded by his son Hador.


Notes

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The date of Túrin's birth appears only in The History of Middle-earth volume XII, The Peoples of Middle-earth. It cannot therefore be considered completely reliable. The same source offers some interesting insights into Túrin's biography. He was apparently married twice, and had many children, though his only son Hador was born near the end of his life.

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