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

II 2709 to II 2962
(a period of 253 years)

 • 3,298 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 357 years before the Downfall of Númenor
 • 3,497 years before the War of the Ring

The Lifetime of Herunúmen

The Second Age

2709Birth of Adûnakhôr, later to rule Númenor as King Ar-Adûnakhôr.
2737Death of Tar-Alcarin. He is succeeded as King of Númenor by Tar-Calmacil.
2798Birth of Ar-Zimrathôn son of Ar-Adûnakhôr, later King of Númenor.
2825Death of King Tar-Calmacil of Númenor. There is some confusion over the succession, but he appears to have been succeeded by his son, who became King Tar-Ardamin.
2899Ar-Adûnakhôr becomes King of Númenor.
2962Death of Ar-Adûnakhôr. He is succeeded as King of Númenor by his son, who rules as Ar-Zimrathôn.

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