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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
One hundred years around III 2190
(590 by the Shire-reckoning)

 • 6,170 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,262 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 778 years before the War of the Ring


The Third Age

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.

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