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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.

Enter a date:
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One hundred years around IV 149
(1570 by the Shire-reckoning)
IV 99 to IV 199

 • 7,150 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 3,242 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 102 years after the War of the Ring

The Fourth Age

1201541Departure of Legolas and Gimli.
Death of King Aragorn II Elessar of Gondor. He is succeeded by his son Eldarion.
1211542Death of Arwen Evenstar in Lórien.
1491570No events are recorded for the specific year you selected.
1721593A copy of the Red Book of Westmarch is completed in Gondor by Findegil.

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