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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 2743
(1143 by the Shire-reckoning)

 • 6,723 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,815 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 225 years before the War of the Ring


The Third Age

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.

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