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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 2671 to III 2923
(a period of 252 years)

 • 6,701 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,793 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 95 years before the War of the Ring

The Lifetime of Gróin

The Third Age

26711071Birth of Gróin son of Farin in Erebor.
26801080Death of King Fréawine of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Goldwine.
26831083Isengrim Took II becomes the tenth Shire-thain of the Took line. The excavation of Great Smials is begun.
26851085Death of Steward Orodreth. He is succeeded by his son, known as Ecthelion I.
26911091Birth of Helm son of Gram, later King Helm Hammerhand of Rohan.
26931093Probable date of the birth of Arathorn I, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
26981098Steward Ecthelion I dies, having rebuilt the White Tower in Minas Tirith. Leaving no issue, he is succeded by Egalmoth, a descendant of Belecthor I.
26991099Death of King Goldwine of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Déor.
27001100Probable date of the birth of Beregond, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
27011101Birth of Ferumbras, son and heir of Isumbras Took III.
27101110The Dunlendings capture Isengard.
27111111Death of Borin, ancestor of Gimli Elf-friend.
27181118Death of King Déor of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Gram.
27191119Death of Arahad II. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Arassuil.
27221122Death of Thain Isengrim II of the Shire. He is succeeded by his son Isumbras III.
27251125Approximate date of the birth of Buffo Boffin.
27261126The birth of Fréaláf Hildeson, a nephew of Helm who will eventually become his successor.
27311131Birth of Gundolpho Bolger, probably at Budgeford in the Eastfarthing of the Shire.
27341134Birth of Gormadoc Brandybuck, later to become Master of Buckland.
27401140Orcs attack Eriador for the first time in many years.
27411141Death of King Gram of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Helm.
27431143Death of Steward Egalmoth. He is succeeded by his son, Beren.
27451145Orcs out of the Misty Mountains start their fiercest attacks on Eriador.
27461146Birth of Thorin, later called Oakenshield, son of King Thráin II.
27471147The Battle of Greenfields is fought in the Northfarthing of the Shire.
27481148The worst of the Orc-battles of Eriador come to an end.
27511151Birth of Frerin, second son of King Thráin II.
27521152Birth of Brytta son of Fréaláf Hildeson, later King Brytta Léofa of Rohan.
Likely date of birth of Belecthor son of Beregond, who later ruled Gondor as Steward Belecthor II.
27541154King Helm of Rohan slays his rebellious vassal Freca outside Edoras.
27571157Birth of Argonui son of Arathorn I, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
27581158Rohan is overrun by the Dunlendings and their allies.
November The Long Winter descends on Middle-earth.
27591159Death of King Helm of Rohan. Both of Helm's sons also died in the Long Winter of this year, and so he was succeeded by his nephew Fréaláf.
Death of Thain Isumbras III of the Shire. He is succeeded by his son Ferumbras II.
Saruman is given the Keys of Orthanc by Steward Beren.
March The Long Winter draws to an end.
27601160Birth of Hamfast of Gamwich, an early ancestor of the Gamgees.
The Days of Dearth following the Long Winter come to an end.
27631163Death of Steward Beren. He is succeeded by his son, Beregond.
Birth of Balin son of Fundin.
27671167Birth of Bosco Boffin, son of Buffo Boffin and Ivy Goodenough.
Birth of Balbo Baggins, the oldest known member of the Baggins famly.
Birth of Dáin son of Náin, who later ruled Erebor as King Dáin II Ironfoot.
27691169Birth of Basso Boffin, son of Buffo Boffin, in the Shire.
27701170Smaug descends on Erebor, destroying it and the neighbouring town of Dale.
27721172Birth of Dwalin.
Birth of Berylla, daughter of Buffo Boffin and Ivy Goodenough.
27741174Birth of Gundahar, eldest son of Gundolpho Bolger.
Birth of Óin son of Gróin.
27751175Birth of Madoc, son of Gormadoc Brandybuck, and later Master of Buckland.
27781178Birth of Rudolph, second son of Gundolpho Bolger and Alfrida of the Yale.
27791179Birth of Sadoc, second son of Gormadoc Brandybuck.
27801180Birth of Walda son of Brytta, later King of Rohan.
27821182Likely date of birth of Marroc, third son of Master Gormadoc Brandybuck.
Probable date of the birth of Thorondir, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
27831183Birth of Glóin son of Gróin.
27841184Death of Arassuil. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Arathorn I.
27901190Birth of Gerontius Took, who will live for one hundred and thirty years, and become known as the Old Took.
Thrór is slain in Moria by Azog. His son Thráin succeeds as King of Durin's Folk.
27931193To avenge his father's death, Thráin II leads the Dwarves against the Orcs: the War of the Dwarves and Orcs begins.
27951195Basso Boffin disappears from the Shire, and is said to have gone to Sea.
27981198Death of King Fréaláf of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Brytta.
27991199The Battle of Azanulbizar. The War of the Dwarves and Orcs ends with the death of Azog.
28001200Birth of Wiseman, son of Hamfast of Gamwich.
Orcs from the north begin to trouble the Rohirrim
28011201Death of Thain Ferumbras II of the Shire. He is succeeded by his son Fortinbras I.
28021202Dwarves led by Thráin II and Thorin Oakenshield settle in the Blue Mountains
28041204Birth of Folca son of Walda, later King of the Mark.
28051205Death of Grór of Durin's Folk. He is succeeded as ruler of the Iron Hills by his grandson Dáin Ironfoot.
28061206Death of Bandobras Took, known as the Bullroarer.
28071207Birth of Mungo, eldest child of Balbo Baggins and Berylla Boffin.
28111211Death of Steward Beregond. He is succeeded by his son, who rules as Belecthor II.
28121212Birth of Otto, son of Bosco Boffin and later head of the Boffin family.
28141214Birth of Laura Grubb.
28151215Birth of Adalgar, son of Gundahar Bolger and Dina Diggle.
Approximate date Buffo Boffin's death.
28181218Birth of Adaldrida, daughter of Gundahar Bolger and Dina Diggle.
28201220Birth of Largo Baggins
Probable date of the birth of Arador, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
28221222Birth of Lily, youngest child of Balbo Baggins and Berylla Boffin.
28271227Birth of Aglahad of Dol Amroth, great-grandfather of Prince Imrahil.
28301230Birth of Folcwine son of Folca, later King of the Mark.
28361236Death of Gormadoc Brandybuck. He is succeeded as Master of Buckland by his son Madoc.
28381238Birth of Isumbras, third child of Gerontius Took, who would later become Thain Isumbras IV.
28411241Thráin II sets out from the Blue Mountains, seeking to return to Erebor.
28421242Birth of Isembold, the fifth child of Gerontius the Old Took.
Death of King Brytta of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Walda.
28451245Thráin is captured by Sauron, who thus recovers the last of the Seven Rings of the Dwarves. Unaware of his father's fate, Thráin's son Thorin becomes King of Durin's Folk.
28461246Birth of Bungo Baggins.
Birth of Hob Gammidge.
28471247Birth of Isembard, seventh child of the Old Took.
28481248Death of Arathorn I. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Argonui.
Death of Thain Fortinbras I of the Shire. He is succeeded by his son Gerontius, who becomes famous as the Old Took.
28501250Gandalf enters Dol Guldur once again and discovers Thráin II imprisoned there. Thráin dies soon afterwards, but not before giving Gandalf a map and key.
28511251Halfred Greenhand is born in the Shire.
King Walda of Rohan is attacked by Orcs near Dunharrow and slain. He is succeeded by his son Folca.
The White Council discover proof that the Necromancer of Dol Guldur is Sauron returned. Gandalf urges an immediate attack, but Saruman rejects this.
28521252Birth of Belladonna Took, the mother of Bilbo Baggins.
28551255Probable date of birth of Turgon son of Túrin II, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
28561256Birth of Donnamira Took.
Birth of Belba Baggins.
28571257Birth of Uffo Boffin, second son of Otto the Fat.
28581258Death of Bosco Boffin.
Probable date of the death of Balbo Baggins, earliest known head of the Baggins family.
Birth of Folcred and Fastred, twin sons of Folcwine of Rohan.
28591259Birth of Hending, son of Holman the greenhanded.
Birth of Thorin's nephew Fíli.
28601260Birth of Rudibert, second son of Adalgar Bolger.
Birth of Mirabella, the youngest daughter of the Old Took.
Birth of Longo, third child of Mungo Baggins and Laura Grubb.
Birth of Rollo Boffin, third son of Otto Boffin the Fat.
28621262Birth of Linda, fourth child of Mungo Baggins and Laura Grubb.
Birth of Isengar Took, youngest child of the Old Took.
Birth of Rose, daiughter of Holman the greenhanded.
28641264Birth of Bingo Baggins.
Ruby Bolger is born in the Shire.
King Folca of Rohan dies after being wounded by the Boar of Everholt. He is succeeded by his son Folcwine.
Birth of Kíli, nephew of Thorin Oakenshield and later part of his Company on the Quest of Erebor.
28661266Birth of Thorin son of Dáin Ironfoot, who would later rule as King Thorin III Stonehelm in Erebor.
Likely date of the birth of Angelimir, later Prince of Dol Amroth.
28701270Birth of Fengel, youngest son of Folcwine of Rohan, but destined to succeed his father as King.
28721272Steward Belecthor II of Gondor dies, and is succeeded by his son Thorondir. The second White Tree of Minas Tirith also dies at this time, and is left standing as the Dead Tree.
28731273Date of the birth of Arathorn II, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain and father to Aragorn.
28751275Gundahar Bolger dies, and is likely succeeded as head of the Bolger family by his son Adalgar.
28771277Death of Madoc Brandybuck. He is succeeded as Master of Buckland by his son Marmadoc.
28791279Birth of Gimli, later called Elf-friend.
28801280Birth of Adalgrim, son of Hildigrim Took and Rosa Baggins.
28821282Death of Steward Thorondir. He is succeeded by his son, who rules as Túrin II.
28851285Birth of Hobson, also called Roper Gamgee.
Gondor and Rohan defeat a force of Haradrim at the Crossings of Poros. Folcred and Fastred of Rohan both fall in the battle.
28861286Probable date of the birth of Ecthelion son of Turgon, later Steward Ecthelion II of Gondor.
28901290Birth of Bilbo Baggins in the Shire.
c.28901290Very approximate date of the construction of Bag End.
28921292Birth of Holman Greenhand.
28941294Birth of Jago, son of Hugo Boffin and Donnamira Took.
28991299Probable date of accession of Aglahad, nineteenth Prince of Dol Amroth and great-great-grandfather to Imrahil.
29001300Death of Mungo Baggins, Bilbo's paternal grandfather.
c.29001300Approximate date of the refortification of Cair Andros by Steward Túrin II.
29011301Birth of Adalbert, son of Rudigar Bolger and Amethyst Hornblower.
Uruk-hai out of Mordor attack Ithilien, driving out all but a few of its inhabitants. Henneth Annûn is built by the Gondorians.
29021302Birth of Holman son of Cotman, the first Hobbit to bear the surname 'Cotton'.
Birth of Rorimac Brandybuck, future Master of Buckland, and of Posco Baggins.
29031303Birth of Falco Chubb-Baggins in the Shire.
Death of King Folcwine of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Fengel.
29041304Birth of Amaranth, daughter of Master Gorbadoc Brandybuck.
29051305Birth of Thengel son of Fengel, later King of Rohan.
29071307Birth of Gilraen, who would become the mother of Aragorn.
29081308Birth of Drogo Baggins, later to become the father of Frodo Baggins.
Birth of Saradas, the third child of Gorbadoc Brandybuck.
29101310Birth of Otho Sackville-Baggins.
Death of Marmadoc Brandybuck. He is succeeded as Master of Buckland by his son Gorbadoc.
29111311The year of the Fell Winter. White Wolves invade the Shire.
c.29111311Estimated date of birth of Bard the Bowman.
29121312Death of Lily Baggins.
Death of Largo Baggins.
The melting snows of the Fell Winter cause disastrous flooding. Tharbad on the Gwathló is ruined and its bridge is broken.
Death of Argonui. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Arador.
29131313Birth of Asphodel Brandybuck, daughter of Gorbadoc Brandybuck and Mirabella Took.
29141314Death of Adalgar Bolger.
Death of Steward Túrin II. He is succeeded by his son, Turgon.
29161316Likely date of birth of Dinodas Brandybuck, youngest son of Gorbadoc Brandybuck.
On the death of his mother Laura Baggins (née Grubb), Bungo Baggins becomes head of the Baggins family.
29171317Apparent date of birth of Adrahil son of Angelimir, later Prince of Dol Amroth.
29181318Birth of Lobelia Bracegirdle, better known by her married name of Lobelia Sackville-Baggins.
29201320Birth of Primula Brandybuck, youngest child of Master Gorbadoc of Brandy Hall.
Death of Thain Gerontius, the Old Took. He is succeeded by his son Isengrim III.
29221322Birth of Morwen Steelsheen, later queen to King Thengel of Rohan.
29231323Death of Gróin of Durin's Folk.

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