Born in 2948 of the Third Age, died in 3019. Father to Théodred and husband to Elfhild.

Théoden, son of Thengel, became the 17th King of Rohan in the year 2980.

He was strong, untill he fell under the influence of Gríma Wormtongue, secret servant of the wizard Saruman.

He was healed by Gandalf, and he led his horsemen to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

He died at the Pelennor Fields after killing the king of the Haradrim. His horse Snowmane fell on top of him and pinned him down.
Encyclopedia entry originally written by Thorongil