Beregond, Steward of Gondor, dies
Event Type: Genealogical
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
... Beren 2763, Beregond 2811, Belecthor II 2872...
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, The Realms in Exile: The Southern Line: Ruling Stewards
In the days of Beren, the nineteenth Steward, an even greater peril came upon Gondor. Three great fleets, long prepared, came up from Umbar and the Harad, and assailed the coasts of Gondor in great force; and the enemy made many landings, even as far north as the mouth of the Isen. ... In that year (2758) the Long Winter began with cold and great snows ... which lasted for almost five months. ... But in Gondor south of the mountains things were less evil, and before spring came Beregond son of Beren had overcome the invaders. ... He was the greatest captain that had arisen in Gondor since Boromir; and when he succeeded his father (2763) Gondor began to recover its strength.
It was in the days of Beregond that the War of the Dwarves and Orcs was fought in the Misty Mountains (2793), of which only rumour came south, until the Orcs fleeing from Nanduhirion attempted to cross Rohan and establish themselves in the White Mountains. There was fighting for many years in the dales before that danger was ended.
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion: The Stewards
[Note: the year is canon, but the day is set arbitrarily to sequence the timeline correctly.]
Elena Tiriel 23Apr05