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.
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.
The Third Age
|2000||400||The Nazgûl emerge from Mordor and assault Minas Ithil.|
|c.||2000||400||Approximate date of the slaying of Scatha the Worm by Fram of the Éothéod.|
|2002||402||Capture of Minas Ithil by the Nazgûl. It is renamed Minas Morgul, and Minas Anor is also renamed Minas Tirth, the Tower of Guard.|
|2004||404||Birth of Galador son of Imrazôr, later to become the first Lord of Dol Amroth.|
|2012||412||Probable date of the birth of Arahael son of Aranarth, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.|
|2029||429||Death of Vorondil the Hunter. He is succeeded as Steward to Eärnil II by his son Mardil.|
|2035||435||Birth of Thorin, son and heir of King Thráin I of Erebor.|
|2037||437||Probable date of the birth of Herion son of Eradan, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.|
|2043||443||Death of Eärnil II. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Eärnur.|
|2050||450||Eärnur, the last King of Gondor, is lost. The Stewards now rule in the King's name.|
|2060||460||The inception of the Revised Calendar of Mardil Voronwë, known as the Stewards' Reckoning.|
|2063||463||Beginning 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.|
|2074||474||Probable date of the birth of Belegorn son of Herion, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.|
|2076||476||Death of Imrazôr the Númenórean. His son Galador becomes the first Prince of Dol Amroth.|
|2080||480||Death of Mardil the first Ruling Steward. He is succeeded by his son Eradan.|
|2084||484||Probable date of the birth of Aranuir son of Arahael, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.|
|c.||2100||500||The first entries are made in the Yearbook of Tuckborough, the historical record that will later become known as Yellowskin.|
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