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

III 2605 to III 2628
(a period of 23 years)

 • 6,635 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,727 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 390 years before the War of the Ring

The Rule of Húrin II

The Third Age

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.

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