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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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Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
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III 2190 to III 2770
(a period of 580 years)

 • 6,220 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,312 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 248 years before the War of the Ring

The Rule of Thrór as King under the Mountain

The Third Age

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.
2512912Birth of Brego son of Eorl.
2515915Likely date of birth of Húrin son of Hallas, who later ruled Gondor as Steward Húrin II.
2523923Death of Arahad I. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Aragost.
2542942Birth of Thrór, later King under the Mountain.
2544944Birth of Aldor son of Brego, later to be King of Rohan.
2545945Likely date of the birth of Belecthor son of Húrin II, later Ruling Steward Belecthor I of Gondor.
Eorl of Rohan is slain in battle. He is succeed as King by his son Brego.
2563963Probable date of the birth of Arahad son of Aravorn, later Chieftain Arahad II of the Dúnedain.
Birth of Grór, third son of Dáin I, in the Grey Mountains.
2567967Death of Steward Cirion. He is succeeded by his son Hallas.
2569969Meduseld, the Golden Hall of Edoras, is completed by King Brego. At the feast of celebration, Brego's son Baldor vows to enter the Paths of the Dead. He sets out for the Dwimorberg and is lost.
2570970Death of King Brego of Rohan, from grief at the loss of his son Baldor in the Paths of the Dead. He is succeeded by Baldor's brother Aldor.
Birth of Fréa son of Aldor, later to become King of Rohan.
2576976Likely date of the birth of Orodreth son of Belecthor I, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
2585985Death of King Náin II of Durin's Folk. He is succeeded by his son, Dáin.
2588988Death of Chieftain Aragost of the Dúnedain. He is succeeded by his son, Aravorn.
2589989Dáin I and his son Frór are slain by a Cold-drake. Dáin is succeeded by his son Thrór.
2590990Grór, the younger brother of King Thrór of Durin's Folk, leads many Dwarves to settle in the Iron Hills east of Erebor.
The Dwarves of Durin's Folk return to Erebor.
2594994Birth of Fréawine, later King of Rohan.
26051005Death of Steward Hallas. He is succeeded by his son, who rules Gondor as Húrin II.
26191019Birth of Goldwine, later King of Rohan.
26201020Birth of Isengrim Took, later to become Thain Isengrim II of the Shire.
26261026Probable date of the birth of Egalmoth, a descendant of Belecthor I, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
26281028Probable date of the birth of Arassuil son of Arahad, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
Death of Steward Húrin II. He is succeeded by his son, Belecthor I.
26441044Birth of Thráin, later King Thráin II of Durin's Folk.
Birth of Déor, later King of Rohan.
26451045Death of King Aldor the Old of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Fréa.
26541054Death of Chieftain Aravorn of the Dúnedain. He is succeeded by his son, who becomes Arahad II.
26551055Likely date of birth of Beren son of Egalmoth, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
Death of Steward Belecthor I. He is succeeded by his son Orodreth.
26591059Death of King Fréa of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Fréawine.
26621062Birth of Fundin son of Farin.
26681068Birth of Gram son of Déor, later to become King of Rohan.
c.26701070Introduction of pipe-weed to the Shire by Tobold Hornblower of Longbottom.
26711071Birth of Gróin son of Farin in Erebor.
26801080Death of King Fréawine of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Goldwine.
26831083Isengrim Took II becomes the tenth Shire-thain of the Took line. The excavation of Great Smials is begun.
26851085Death of Steward Orodreth. He is succeeded by his son, known as Ecthelion I.
26911091Birth of Helm son of Gram, later King Helm Hammerhand of Rohan.
26931093Probable date of the birth of Arathorn I, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
26981098Steward Ecthelion I dies, having rebuilt the White Tower in Minas Tirith. Leaving no issue, he is succeded by Egalmoth, a descendant of Belecthor I.
26991099Death of King Goldwine of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Déor.
27001100Probable date of the birth of Beregond, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
27011101Birth of Ferumbras, son and heir of Isumbras Took III.
27101110The Dunlendings capture Isengard.
27111111Death of Borin, ancestor of Gimli Elf-friend.
27181118Death of King Déor of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Gram.
27191119Death of Arahad II. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Arassuil.
27221122Death of Thain Isengrim II of the Shire. He is succeeded by his son Isumbras III.
27251125Approximate date of the birth of Buffo Boffin.
27261126The birth of Fréaláf Hildeson, a nephew of Helm who will eventually become his successor.
27311131Birth of Gundolpho Bolger, probably at Budgeford in the Eastfarthing of the Shire.
27341134Birth of Gormadoc Brandybuck, later to become Master of Buckland.
27401140Orcs attack Eriador for the first time in many years.
27411141Death of King Gram of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Helm.
27431143Death of Steward Egalmoth. He is succeeded by his son, Beren.
27451145Orcs out of the Misty Mountains start their fiercest attacks on Eriador.
27461146Birth of Thorin, later called Oakenshield, son of King Thráin II.
27471147The Battle of Greenfields is fought in the Northfarthing of the Shire.
27481148The worst of the Orc-battles of Eriador come to an end.
27511151Birth of Frerin, second son of King Thráin II.
27521152Birth of Brytta son of Fréaláf Hildeson, later King Brytta Léofa of Rohan.
Likely date of birth of Belecthor son of Beregond, who later ruled Gondor as Steward Belecthor II.
27541154King Helm of Rohan slays his rebellious vassal Freca outside Edoras.
27571157Birth of Argonui son of Arathorn I, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
27581158Rohan is overrun by the Dunlendings and their allies.
November The Long Winter descends on Middle-earth.
27591159Death of King Helm of Rohan. Both of Helm's sons also died in the Long Winter of this year, and so he was succeeded by his nephew Fréaláf.
Death of Thain Isumbras III of the Shire. He is succeeded by his son Ferumbras II.
Saruman is given the Keys of Orthanc by Steward Beren.
March The Long Winter draws to an end.
27601160Birth of Hamfast of Gamwich, an early ancestor of the Gamgees.
The Days of Dearth following the Long Winter come to an end.
27631163Death of Steward Beren. He is succeeded by his son, Beregond.
Birth of Balin son of Fundin.
27671167Birth of Bosco Boffin, son of Buffo Boffin and Ivy Goodenough.
Birth of Balbo Baggins, the oldest known member of the Baggins famly.
Birth of Dáin son of Náin, who later ruled Erebor as King Dáin II Ironfoot.
27691169Birth of Basso Boffin, son of Buffo Boffin, in the Shire.
27701170Smaug descends on Erebor, destroying it and the neighbouring town of Dale.

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