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
|2431||831||Likely date of birth of Aragost son of Arahad I, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.|
|2435||835||Death of Steward Dior of Gondor. He dies childless and so is succeed by his nephew, who becomes Denethor I.|
|2440||840||Birth of Dáin son of Náin II, later King Dáin I of Durin's Folk.|
|c.||2440||840||Estimated birth date of Sméagol, later called Gollum.|
|2449||849||Probable date of the birth of Cirion son of Boromir, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.|
|2450||850||Birth of Borin, second son of King Náin II of Durin's Folk.|
|2455||855||Death of Araglas. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Arahad I.|
|2459||859||Birth of Léod of the Éothéod.|
|2460||860||The Watchful Peace comes to an end with Sauron's return out of the east.|
|2463||863||Formation of the Council of the Wise.|
|c.||2463||863||Déagol discovers the One Ring. Sméagol murders him and takes it for himself.|
|c.||2470||870||Driven out by his people, Sméagol (or Gollum) flees into hiding in the Misty Mountains.|
|2475||875||Mordor launches a sudden attack on Osgiliath, finally ruining the long-decaying city and breaking its bridge.|
|2477||877||Death of Steward Denethor I. He is succeeded by his son Boromir.|
|2480||880||Birth of Hallas son of Cirion, later Steward of Gondor.|
|c.||2480||880||Sauron sends Orcs and Trolls to infest the Misty Mountains and cut off their passes, and to occupy the ruins of Moria.|
|2485||885||Birth of Eorl son of Léod, later to become the first King of Rohan.|
|2488||888||Death of King Óin of Durin's Folk. He is succeeded by his son, Náin.|
|2489||889||Death of Steward Boromir. He is succeeded by his son Cirion.|
|c.||2497||897||Birth of Aravorn, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.|
|2501||901||Léod is thrown by the horse Felaróf and dies. Eorl the Young becomes Lord of the Éothéod.|
|2509||909||Celebrían 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.|
|2510||910||Departure 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.|
|2512||912||Birth of Brego son of Eorl.|
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