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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.

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Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
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III 2210 to III 2590
(a period of 380 years)

 • 6,240 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,332 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 428 years before the War of the Ring

The Kings of Durin's Folk in the Grey Mountains

The Third Age

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.

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