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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

III 2477 to III 2489
(a period of 12 years)

 • 6,507 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,599 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 529 years before the War of the Ring

The Rule of Boromir, son of Denethor I

The Third Age

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.

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.

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