Boromir was born in TA 2410, the third child of Denethor I. Boromir successfully recaptured Ithilien from elements of Sauron's army headquartered at Minas Morgul after their invasion of Gondor in TA 2475. The retaking of Ithilien by the Men of Gondor under Boromir's command ultimately proved to be a pyrrhic victory for three reasons:
First, the land of Ithilen remained largely depopulated due to its close proximity to Minas Morgul and the threat it posed. Second, the invasion left the ancient capital of Gondor, Osgiliath, in ruins. Last, the poisoned wounds received by Boromir shortened his lifespan. Two years later Boromir succeeded his father as the Ruling Steward of Gondor in the year TA 2477.
Boromir died in TA 2489 after a rule of twelve years. He was succeeded by his son Cirion. Of all the Stewards, Boromir had the shortest lifespan, dying at the relatively young age of seventy-nine.
|Ruling Stewards of Gondor|
Mardil Voronwë | Eradan | Herion | Belegorn | Húrin I | Túrin I | Hador | Barahir | Dior | Denethor I | Boromir | Cirion | Hallas | Húrin II | Belecthor I | Orodreth | Ecthelion I | Egalmoth | Beren | Beregond | Belecthor II | Thorondir | Túrin II | Turgon | Ecthelion II | Denethor II