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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 2683 to III 2722
(a period of 39 years)

 • 6,713 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,805 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 296 years before the War of the Ring

The Rule of Thain Isengrim Took II

The Third Age

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.

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