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.
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.
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.
The Third Age
|1015||The Siege of Umbar begins.|
|Ciryandil is slain in battle with the Haradrim. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son, known to history as Hyarmendacil I.|
|1029||Death of Beleg, King of Arthedain. He is succeeded by his son Mallor.|
|1049||Probable date of the birth of Narmacil son of Atanatar II, later King Narmacil I of Gondor.|
|1050||The Harfoots cross the Misty Mountains and settle in Eriador.|
|Gondor breaks the Siege of Umbar and defeats the amies of the Harad, thus reaching the height of its power.|
|A shadow falls on Greenwood the Great, and it begins to be called Mirkwood.|
|1058||Probable date of the birth of Calmacil, later King of Gondor.|
|1062||Probable date of the birth of Celebrindor, later King of Arthedain.|
|c.||1100||The first stirrings of Sauron are felt again in Middle-earth, though they are thought at this time to signal the return of a Nazgûl.|
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