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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.

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

III 1813 to III 1891
(a period of 78 years)

 • 5,843 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 1,935 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 1,127 years before the War of the Ring

The Reign of King Araval

The Third Age

1813213Death of Arveleg II. He is succeeded as King of Arthedain by his son Araval.
1832232Birth of Náin I, later King of Durin's Folk in Khazad-dûm.
1850250Death of Telumehtar Umbardacil. He is succeeded by his son, who becomes Narmacil II.
1851251The first attacks of the Wainriders occur.
1856256Death of Narmacil II in battle with the Wainriders. He is succeeded by his son Calimehtar.
c.1856256The Northmen of Rhovanion abandon their lands and seek new homes across Middle-earth.
1864264Probable date of the birth of Arvedui son of Araphant, later King of Arthedain.
1879279Likely date of birth of Pelendur, later Steward of Gondor.
1883283Likely date of birth of Eärnil son of Siriondil, later crowned King Eärnil II of Gondor.
1891291Death of Araval. He is succeeded as King of Arthedain by his son Araphant.

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