Faramir II was the son of Denethor II, the Steward of Gondor. His mother was Finduilas, and his older brother was Boromir. He was born in 2983 of the Third Age, and died in 82 of the Fourth Age.
It was Faramir who first had the vision (in a dream) that Boromir reported to the Council of Elrond. In his dream, the sky in the east grew dark, but there was light in the west, and he heard a voice saying:
Seek for the Sword that was broken:
In Imladris it dwells;
There shall be counsels taken
Stronger than Morgul-spells.
There shall be shown a token
That Doom is near at hand,
For Isildur's Bane shall waken,
And the Halfling forth shall stand.
He was Captain of the Rangers of Ithilien, and it was there that he met Frodo and Samwise on their Quest for Mount Doom. He took them to Henneth Annun and gave them food, supplies and walking sticks.
He fought and was wounded in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. Through the madness of his father he was almost killed on Denethor's pyre, but he was saved in time by Gandalf the White.
He lived to be appointed Prince of Ithilien by Aragorn, the King of Gondor. He settled in Emyn Arnen with his new wife, Eowyn of Rohan.
He was the namesake for Peregrin Took's son, Faramir Took