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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.

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

III 2628 to III 2655
(a period of 27 years)

 • 6,658 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,750 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 363 years before the War of the Ring

The Rule of Steward Belecthor I

The Third Age

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.

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