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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.

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Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the TreesFirst AgeSecond AgeThird AgeFourth Age and Beyond

III 2497 to III 2654
(a period of 157 years)

 • 6,527 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,619 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 364 years before the War of the Ring

The Lifetime of Aravorn

The Third Age

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.

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