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.
You can have the Chronicle look up events for specific dates by entering one or two years in the form below.
If you enter two dates, the Chronicle will display events that happened between those two years.
If you leave one of the dates blank, the Chronicle will display events in the century around the single year you specify.
The Reign of King Walda
The Third Age
|2842||1242||Birth of Isembold, the fifth child of Gerontius the Old Took.|
|Death of King Brytta of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Walda.|
|2845||1245||Thráin 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.|
|2846||1246||Birth of Bungo Baggins.|
|Birth of Hob Gammidge.|
|2847||1247||Birth of Isembard, seventh child of the Old Took.|
|2848||1248||Death 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.|
|2850||1250||Gandalf enters Dol Guldur once again and discovers Thráin II imprisoned there. Thráin dies soon afterwards, but not before giving Gandalf a map and key.|
|2851||1251||Halfred 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.|
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