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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The Reign of King Fréaláf Hildeson
The Third Age
|2759||1159||Death 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.|
|2760||1160||Birth of Hamfast of Gamwich, an early ancestor of the Gamgees.|
|The Days of Dearth following the Long Winter come to an end.|
|2763||1163||Death of Steward Beren. He is succeeded by his son, Beregond.|
|Birth of Balin son of Fundin.|
|2767||1167||Birth 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.|
|2769||1169||Birth of Basso Boffin, son of Buffo Boffin, in the Shire.|
|2770||1170||Smaug descends on Erebor, destroying it and the neighbouring town of Dale.|
|2772||1172||Birth of Dwalin.|
|Birth of Berylla, daughter of Buffo Boffin and Ivy Goodenough.|
|2774||1174||Birth of Gundahar, eldest son of Gundolpho Bolger.|
|Birth of Óin son of Gróin.|
|2775||1175||Birth of Madoc, son of Gormadoc Brandybuck, and later Master of Buckland.|
|2778||1178||Birth of Rudolph, second son of Gundolpho Bolger and Alfrida of the Yale.|
|2779||1179||Birth of Sadoc, second son of Gormadoc Brandybuck.|
|2780||1180||Birth of Walda son of Brytta, later King of Rohan.|
|2782||1182||Likely date of birth of Marroc, third son of Master Gormadoc Brandybuck.|
|Probable date of the birth of Thorondir, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.|
|2783||1183||Birth of Glóin son of Gróin.|
|2784||1184||Death of Arassuil. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Arathorn I.|
|2790||1190||Birth 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.|
|2793||1193||To avenge his father's death, Thráin II leads the Dwarves against the Orcs: the War of the Dwarves and Orcs begins.|
|2795||1195||Basso Boffin disappears from the Shire, and is said to have gone to Sea.|
|2798||1198||Death of King Fréaláf of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Brytta.|
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