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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.

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III 1856 to III 2510
(a period of 654 years)

 • 5,886 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 1,978 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 508 years before the War of the Ring

The Time of the Éothéod

The Third Age

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.
1896296Likely date of the birth of Fíriel, daughter of Ondoher of Gondor.
1899299The Wainriders are defeated on Dagorlad by Calimehtar of Gondor.
1900300The White Tower is built in Minas Anor by King Calimehtar.
1919319Probable date of birth of Vorondil son of Pelendur, later Steward to King Eärnil II of Gondor.
1928328Probable date of the birth of Eärnur, later the last King of Gondor.
1934334Birth of Thráin son of Náin I, last of Durin's line to be born in Khazad-dûm.
1936336Death of Calimehtar. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Ondoher.
1940340Wedding of Arvedui, heir to the kingdom of Arthedain and Fíriel, daughter of King Ondoher of Gondor.
c.1941341Approximate date of the birth of Aranarth, son and heir of Arvedui Last-king.
1944344Arvedui lays claim to the throne of Gondor.
King Ondoher of Gondor is slain with both his sons.
Gondor is assaulted simultaneously by the armies of Khand, Harad and the Wainriders. The Battle of the Camp.
1945345The Crown of Gondor is granted to Eärnil II.
1950350Probably date of the birth of Imrazôr the Númenórean, ancestor of the Lords of Dol Amroth.
1960360Likely date of birth of Mardil son of Vorondil, later to become the first Ruling Steward of Gondor.
1964364Death of Araphant. He is succeeded by his son Arvedui.
1974374Arvedui, last of the Kings of Arthedain, is drowned in the Icebay of Forochel.
The forces of Angmar capture Fornost; the remnant of the North-kingdom is destroyed.
1975375Eärnur of Gondor brings a fleet to the north. Too late to save the North-kingdom, he avenges its loss at the Battle of Fornost. Angmar is destroyed.
1976376The Chieftainship of the Dúnedain is established by Aranarth son of Arvedui.
1977377A band of Northmen are led by Frumgar to settle in the far northern Vales of Anduin, where they found the Éothéod.
1979379Bucca of the Marish is the made the first of the Shire-thains.
1980380The Dwarves of Moria unleash Durin's Bane. King Durin VI is slain by it.
c.1980380Return of the Nazgûl to Mordor.
1981381Náin I is slain. The last remaining Dwarves flee from Durin's Bane in Khazad-dûm.
Loss of Amroth.
1982382Loss of Nimrodel.
1998398Death of Pelendur. He is succeeded as Steward to Eärnil II by his son Vorondil.
1999399After years of wandering, the exiles of Khazad-dûm found Erebor.
Probable date of the birth of Eradan son of Mardil, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
2000400The Nazgûl emerge from Mordor and assault Minas Ithil.
c.2000400Approximate date of the slaying of Scatha the Worm by Fram of the Éothéod.
2002402Capture of Minas Ithil by the Nazgûl. It is renamed Minas Morgul, and Minas Anor is also renamed Minas Tirth, the Tower of Guard.
2004404Birth of Galador son of Imrazôr, later to become the first Lord of Dol Amroth.
2012412Probable date of the birth of Arahael son of Aranarth, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
2029429Death of Vorondil the Hunter. He is succeeded as Steward to Eärnil II by his son Mardil.
2035435Birth of Thorin, son and heir of King Thráin I of Erebor.
2037437Probable date of the birth of Herion son of Eradan, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
2043443Death of Eärnil II. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Eärnur.
2050450Eärnur, the last King of Gondor, is lost. The Stewards now rule in the King's name.
2060460The inception of the Revised Calendar of Mardil Voronwë, known as the Stewards' Reckoning.
2063463Beginning to suspect that the power in Dol Guldur may be Sauron, Gandalf goes there. Sauron withdraws into the east, and the time known as the Watchful Peace begins.
2074474Probable date of the birth of Belegorn son of Herion, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
2076476Death of Imrazôr the Númenórean. His son Galador becomes the first Prince of Dol Amroth.
2080480Death of Mardil the first Ruling Steward. He is succeeded by his son Eradan.
2084484Probable date of the birth of Aranuir son of Arahael, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
c.2100500The first entries are made in the Yearbook of Tuckborough, the historical record that will later become known as Yellowskin.
2106506Death of Aranarth. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Arahael.
2116516Death of Steward Eradan. He is succeeded by his son, Herion.
2124524Probable date of the birth of Húrin I, later Steward of Gondor.
2129529Death of Galador, the first Lord of Dol Amroth.
2136536Birth of Glóin, later King in the Grey Mountains.
2148548Death of Steward Herion of Gondor. He is succeeded by his son, Belegorn.
2156556Probable date of the birth of Aravir son of Aranuir, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
2165565Probable date of the birth of Túrin I, later Steward of Gondor.
2177577Death of Arahael. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Aranuir.
2190590Death of Thráin I, founder of Erebor. He is succeeded by his son Thorin I.
2204604Death of Steward Belegorn. He is succeeded by his son, known to history as Húrin I.
2210610The Dwarves of Durin's Folk leave Erebor and settle in the Grey Mountains.
2227627Probable date of the birth of Aragorn son of Aravir, later Chieftain Aragorn I of the Dúnedain.
2238638Birth of Óin, later King in the Grey Mountains.
2244644Death of Steward Húrin I. He is succeeded by his son, who becomes Túrin I.
2245645Likely date of birth of Hador son of Túrin I, later Steward of Gondor.
2247647Death of Aranuir. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Aravir.
2278678Death of Steward Túrin I. He is succeeded by his son Hador.
2289689Death of King Thorin I of Durin's Folk. He is succeeded by his son, Glóin.
2290690Probable date of the birth of Barahir son of Hador, later Steward of Gondor.
2296696Probable date of the birth of Araglas, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
2319719Death of Chieftain Aravir of the Dúnedain. He is succeeded by his son, who becomes Aragorn I.
2327727Aragorn I is slain by wolves. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Araglas.
2328728Probable date of the birth of Dior son of Barahir, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
2338738Birth of Náin, later King Náin II, in the Grey Mountains.
2340740Isumbras I is the first Took to be Thain of the Shire.
Founding of Buckland by Gorhendad Oldbuck.
2365765Probable date of the birth of Arahad son of Araglas, later Chieftain Arahad I of the Dúnedain.
2375775Probable date of the birth of Denethor grandson of Barahir, later Ruling Steward Denethor I of Gondor.
2385785Death of King Glóin of Durin's Folk. He is succeeded by his son, Óin.
2395795Death of Steward Hador. He is succeeded by his son Barahir.
2410810Probable date of the birth of Boromir son of Denethor I, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
2412812Death of Steward Barahir. He is succeeded by his son Dior.
2431831Likely date of birth of Aragost son of Arahad I, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
2435835Death of Steward Dior of Gondor. He dies childless and so is succeed by his nephew, who becomes Denethor I.
2440840Birth of Dáin son of Náin II, later King Dáin I of Durin's Folk.
c.2440840Estimated birth date of Sméagol, later called Gollum.
2449849Probable date of the birth of Cirion son of Boromir, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
2450850Birth of Borin, second son of King Náin II of Durin's Folk.
2455855Death of Araglas. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Arahad I.
2459859Birth of Léod of the Éothéod.
2460860The Watchful Peace comes to an end with Sauron's return out of the east.
2463863Formation of the Council of the Wise.
c.2463863Déagol discovers the One Ring. Sméagol murders him and takes it for himself.
c.2470870Driven out by his people, Sméagol (or Gollum) flees into hiding in the Misty Mountains.
2475875Mordor launches a sudden attack on Osgiliath, finally ruining the long-decaying city and breaking its bridge.
2477877Death of Steward Denethor I. He is succeeded by his son Boromir.
2480880Birth of Hallas son of Cirion, later Steward of Gondor.
c.2480880Sauron sends Orcs and Trolls to infest the Misty Mountains and cut off their passes, and to occupy the ruins of Moria.
2485885Birth of Eorl son of Léod, later to become the first King of Rohan.
2488888Death of King Óin of Durin's Folk. He is succeeded by his son, Náin.
2489889Death of Steward Boromir. He is succeeded by his son Cirion.
c.2497897Birth of Aravorn, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
2501901Léod is thrown by the horse Felaróf and dies. Eorl the Young becomes Lord of the Éothéod.
2509909Celebrían is captured by Orcs, and receives a poisoned wound.
Steward Cirion sends messengers into the north to seek aid from the Éothéod against Gondor's enemies.
2510910Departure of Elrond's spouse Celebrían into the West.
The Rohirrim ride to the aid of Gondor and are victorious in the Battle of the Field of Celebrant. They are given the land of Calenardhon (Rohan) to dwell in, and Eorl the Young becomes its first King.

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