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The Chronicle of Arda

Welcome to The Chronicle of Arda. This section of the site provides automated annals for all four Ages of the Sun and Moon. For any period of Arda's history, the Chronicle will display the events that happened in that time. Events and characters are entered into the Chronicle as they are added to the main database: like the rest of The Encyclopedia of Arda this section of the site is expanding all the time.

You can have the Chronicle look up events for specific dates by entering one or two years in the form below. If you enter two dates, the Chronicle will display events that happened between those two years. If you leave one of the dates blank, the Chronicle will display events in the century around the single year you specify.

For years after III 1601 (the year of the foundation of Shire, and therefore Shire Year 1), the Chronicle will also show years by the Shire-reckoning in a second column.

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One hundred years around II 1025

 • 1,564 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,244 years before the Downfall of Númenor
 • 5,384 years before the War of the Ring


The Second Age

985Death of Erendis, apparently by drowning.
c.1000Sauron settles in the land of Mordor and begins the building of Barad-dûr.
1003Birth of Anárion son of Ancalimë, later to rule Númenor as Tar-Anárion.
1025No events are recorded for the specific year you selected.
1075Tar-Aldarion surrenders the Sceptre of Númenor. He is succeeded by his daughter, who becomes the first Ruling Queen, Tar-Ancalimë.

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