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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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One hundred years around III 2620
(1020 by the Shire-reckoning)

 • 6,600 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,692 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 348 years before the War of the Ring


The Third Age

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.
26551055Likely date of birth of Beren son of Egalmoth, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
Death of Steward Belecthor I. He is succeeded by his son Orodreth.
26591059Death of King Fréa of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Fréawine.
26621062Birth of Fundin son of Farin.
26681068Birth of Gram son of Déor, later to become King of Rohan.
c.26701070Introduction of pipe-weed to the Shire by Tobold Hornblower of Longbottom.

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