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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 2 to III 1636
(a period of 1,634 years)

 • 4,032 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 124 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 1,382 years before the War of the Ring

The Lifetime of the First White Tree of Minas Anor

The Third Age

2Meneldil takes on the rule of the South-kingdom.
Isildur plants a seedling of the White Tree in Minas Anor.
Isildur sets out from Minas Tirith with the One Ring, starting the long journey north to Arnor.
The Disaster of the Gladden Fields. The One Ring is lost in Anduin.
3Isildur's squire Ohtar, having escaped the Disaster of the Gladden Fields, arrives at Imladris with the Shards of Narsil.
10Isildur's son Valandil reaches his majority and becomes King of Arnor.
48Probable date of the birth of Eärendil, later King of Gondor.
87Probable date of birth of Eldacar son of Valandil, later King of Arnor.
109Wedding of Elrond and Celebrían.
130Birth of the twins Elladan and Elrohir.
158Death of Meneldil. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Cemendur.
185Probable date of birth of Arantar son of Eldacar, later King of Arnor.
222Probable date of birth of Ostoher son of Anardil, later to become King of Gondor.
238Death of Cemendur. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Eärendil.
241Birth of Arwen Evenstar.
249Death of Valandil son of Isildur. He is succeeded as King of Arnor by his son Eldacar.
280Probable date of the birth of Tarcil, later King of Arnor.
310Probable date of the birth of Tarostar, later King Rómendacil I of Gondor.
324Death of Eärendil of Gondor. He is succeeded as King by his son Anardil.
339Death of King Eldacar of Arnor. He is succeeded by his son, Arantar.
397Probable date of the birth of Turambar son of Tarostar, later King of Gondor.
411Death of Anardil. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Ostoher.
420Minas Anor is rebuilt by King Ostoher of Gondor.
435Death of King Arantar of Arnor. He is succeeded by his son, Tarcil.
462Probable date of the birth of Valandur, later King of Arnor.
480Probable date of the birth of Atanatar, later King Atanatar I of Gondor.
490Gondor is assailed by Men out of the East; the first of many wars with the Easterlings and Southrons.
492Death of Ostoher. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Tarostar, who will later rule as Rómendacil I.
500Tarostar defeats the Easterling invaders, and takes the name Rómendacil, 'East-victor'.
515Death of King Tarcil of Arnor. He is succeeded by his son, Tarondor.
541Death of Rómendacil I. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Turambar.
602Death of King Tarondor of Arnor. He is succeeded by his son, Valandur.
640Probable date of birth of Eärendur son of Elendur, later to become the last King of Arnor.
652King Valandur of Arnor is slain. He is succeeded by his son, Elendur.
654Probable year of the birth of Tarannon son of Siriondil, later King Falastur of Gondor.
667Death of Turambar of Gondor. He is succeeded as King by his son Atanatar I.
726Probable date of the birth of Amlaith of Fornost.
736Birth of Eärnil son of Tarciryan, later King Eärnil I of Gondor.
748Death of Atanatar I. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Siriondil.
777Death of King Elendur of Arnor. He is succeeded by his son, Eärendur.
811Probable date of the birth of Beleg, later King of Arthedain.
820Probable date of birth of Ciryandil son of Eärnil, later King of Gondor.
830Death of Siriondil. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Tarannon.
861Death of King Eärendur of Arnor. Division of Arnor into Arthedain, Rhudaur and Cardolan.
895Likely date of birth of Mallor son of Beleg, later King of Arthedain.
899Probable date of birth of Ciryaher son of Ciryandil, later to rule Gondor as Hyarmendacil I.
913Death of Tarannon Falastur. Leaving no heir, he is succeeded as King of Gondor by his nephew Eärnil I.
933Umbar is captured by King Eärnil I of Gondor.
936Death of Eärnil I. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Ciryandil.
946Death of Amlaith of Fornost, founder of Arthedain. He is succeeded by his son Beleg.
977Probable date of birth of Atanatar son of Ciryaher, later to rule as Atanatar II Alcarin of Gondor.
979Birth of Celepharn son of Mallor, later King of Arthedain.
c.1000Sauron begins to take a new form.
c.1000Arrival of the Istari in Middle-earth.
1015The 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.
1029Death of Beleg, King of Arthedain. He is succeeded by his son Mallor.
1049Probable date of the birth of Narmacil son of Atanatar II, later King Narmacil I of Gondor.
1050The 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.
1058Probable date of the birth of Calmacil, later King of Gondor.
1062Probable date of the birth of Celebrindor, later King of Arthedain.
c.1100The first stirrings of Sauron are felt again in Middle-earth, though they are thought at this time to signal the return of a Nazgûl.
1110Death of Mallor, King of Arthedain. He is succeeded by his son Celepharn.
1126Probable date of the birth of Minalcar, later King Rómendacil II of Gondor.
1144Probable date of the birth of Malvegil, later King of Arthedain.
1149Death of Hyarmendacil I. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Atanatar II.
c.1150The Hobbits of the Fallohide and Stoor strains wander west across the Misty Mountains.
1191Death of Celepharn. He is succeeded as King of Arthedain by his son Celebrindor.
1226Birth of Argeleb son of Malvegil, later King Argeleb I of Arthedain.
Death of King Atanatar II of Gondor. He is succeeded by his son, who becomes Narmacil I.
1240Minalcar (later King Rómendacil II) is made Regent of Gondor by his uncle Narmacil I.
1248Minalcar destroys the armies of the Easterlings, and takes the name Rómendacil
1250Regent Rómendacil sends his son Valacar as ambassador to Vidugavia
c.1250Likely date of the construction of the Argonath
1255Likely date of birth of Vinitharya son of Valacar, later to become King Eldacar of Gondor.
1272Death of Celebrindor. He is succeeded as King of Arthedain by his son Malvegil.
1294Death of King Narmacil I of Gondor. He is succeeded by his younger brother, Calmacil, though Calmacil's son Minalcar retains the Regency.
c.1300The Hobbits travel westwards. Some reach the Bree-land and settle there.
c.1300The Nazgûl reappear in Middle-earth. Angmar is founded in the far north.
1304Death of King Calmacil of Gondor. He is succeeded by his son and Regent, who becomes Rómendacil II.
1309Probable date of birth of Arveleg son of Argeleb I, later King Arveleg I of Arthedain.
1349Death of King Malvegil of Arthedain. He is succeeded by his son Argeleb I.
1356Argeleb I dies in battle with Rhudaur. He is succeeded by his son Arveleg I.
c.1356The Stoors of the Angle leave their homes and travel west and south away from the new realm of Angmar.
1366Death of King Rómendacil II of Gondor. He is succeeded by his son Valacar.
1391Likely date of birth of Vinyarion son of Aldamir, later to rule Gondor under the name of Hyarmendacil II.
Likely date of the birth of Araphor son of Arveleg I, later King of Arthedain.
1409Arveleg I is slain in an attack on Amon Sûl. He is succeeded by his son Araphor.
The Witch-king of Angmar invades the northern kingdoms.
1432Death of King Valacar of Gondor. The succession of his son Eldacar is disputed, and civil war begins in Gondor.
1437The burning of Osgiliath, and the loss of its palantír. Eldacar flees from Gondor.
1447Eldacar returns from the east and reclaims the Crown of Gondor, slaying Castamir the Usurper.
1448Castamir's sons escape to Umbar, and form the beginnings of the Corsairs.
1454Probable date of the birth of Minardil son of Vinyarion, later King of Gondor
1473Probable date of the birth of Argeleb son of Araphor, later King Argeleb II of Arthedain.
1490Death of King Eldacar of Gondor; he is succeeded by his only surviving son, Aldamir.
1516Probable date of the birth of Telemnar son of Minardil, later King of Gondor
1540Death of Aldamir. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Vinyarion (later Hyarmendacil II).
1551The Haradrim are defeated by Vinyarion of Gondor, who takes the name Hyarmendacil II.
1553Probable date of the birth of Arvegil son of Argeleb II, later King of Arthedain.
1577Probable date of the birth of Tarondor, later King of Gondor.
1589Death of Araphor. He is succeeded by his son Argeleb II.
16011The foundation of the Shire, and the beginning of the Shire-reckoning.
162121Death of Hyarmendacil II. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Minardil.
c.163030Many Stoors migrate northward from Dunland to the recently founded Shire.
163333Birth of Arveleg son of Arvegil, later to rule Arthedain as Arveleg II.
163434Death of Minardil at the hands of the Corsairs. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Telemnar.
163535The Great Plague first appears among the Northmen of Rhovanion.
163636In Gondor, King Telemnar and all his children sicken and die, as does the original White Tree. Telemnar's nephew Tarondor succeeds to the throne.
The appearance of the Barrow-wights in the Barrow-downs.

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