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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.

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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One hundred years around III 2563
(963 by the Shire-reckoning)

 • 6,543 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,635 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 405 years before the War of the Ring


The Third Age

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.

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