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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.

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.

Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the TreesFirst AgeSecond AgeThird AgeFourth Age and Beyond

III 1701 to III 1800
(a period of 99 years)

 • 5,731 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 1,823 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 1,218 years before the War of the Ring

The Eighteenth Century of the Third Age

The Third Age

1711111Probable date of birth of Araval, later King of Arthedain.
1731131Birth of Durin VI, later King of Durin's Folk in Khazad-dûm.
1736136Probable date of the birth of Calimehtar, later King of Gondor.
1743143Death of Arvegil. He is succeeded by his son Arveleg II.
1787187Likely date of birth of Ondoher son of Calimehtar, later King of Gondor.
1789189Likely date of birth of Araphant son of Araval, later King of Arthedain.
1798198Death of Tarondor. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Telumehtar.

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