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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

II 2516 to II 2825
(a period of 309 years)

 • 3,105 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 494 years before the Downfall of Númenor
 • 3,634 years before the War of the Ring

The Lifetime of Tar-Calmacil

The Second Age

2516Birth of Calmacil son of Tar-Alcarin, later King Tar-Calmacil of Númenor.
2526Death of Tar-Telemmaitë. He is succeeded by his daughter, who becomes the third and last of the Ruling Queens, Tar-Vanimeldë.
2618Birth of Tar-Ardamin, later King of Númenor.
2637Death of Queen Tar-Vanimeldë of Númenor. Her true Heir is her son Alcarin, but the Sceptre is seized by her husband Herucalmo, who takes the name Tar-Anducal.
2657Death of the false King Tar-Anducal of Númenor. He is legitimately succeeded by his son, who becomes King Tar-Alcarin.
2709Birth of Adûnakhôr, later to rule Númenor as King Ar-Adûnakhôr.
2737Death of Tar-Alcarin. He is succeeded as King of Númenor by Tar-Calmacil.
2798Birth of Ar-Zimrathôn son of Ar-Adûnakhôr, later King of Númenor.
2825Death of King Tar-Calmacil of Númenor. There is some confusion over the succession, but he appears to have been succeeded by his son, who became King Tar-Ardamin.

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