Date of Birth: TA 2935
Race: Man of Gondor
Date of Death: TA 3019
Parents: Ecthelion II, mother unknown
Date of Marriage: TA 2976
Children: Faramir, Boromir
Physical description: An old man with white hair and a long, curved nose.
Biography: Last Ruling Steward of Gondor, Denethor held a
long dislike for Gandalf, and it may have hindered him. Upon Denethor's hearing of
Boromir's death, he fell into a deep depression, and his last days were blackened.
Even though the swearing in of Pippin as a Swordthain of Gondor cheered him some,
it was not enough to save him. Denethor ordered his own execution, after hearing of
Faramir's illness after his encounter with a Nazgul. Denethor had intended to burn
both himself and Faramir in the pyre, but Faramir was saved by Pippin, Gandalf, and
Beregond. It is supposed that the vision that Denethor saw in the Palantir also
contributed to his eventual suicide.