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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 2851 to III 2864
(a period of 13 years)

 • 6,881 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,973 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 154 years before the War of the Ring

The Reign of King Folca

The Third Age

28511251Halfred 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.
28521252Birth of Belladonna Took, the mother of Bilbo Baggins.
28551255Probable date of birth of Turgon son of Túrin II, later Ruling Steward of Gondor.
28561256Birth of Donnamira Took.
Birth of Belba Baggins.
28571257Birth of Uffo Boffin, second son of Otto the Fat.
28581258Death of Bosco Boffin.
Probable date of the death of Balbo Baggins, earliest known head of the Baggins family.
Birth of Folcred and Fastred, twin sons of Folcwine of Rohan.
28591259Birth of Hending, son of Holman the greenhanded.
Birth of Thorin's nephew Fíli.
28601260Birth of Rudibert, second son of Adalgar Bolger.
Birth of Mirabella, the youngest daughter of the Old Took.
Birth of Longo, third child of Mungo Baggins and Laura Grubb.
Birth of Rollo Boffin, third son of Otto Boffin the Fat.
28621262Birth of Linda, fourth child of Mungo Baggins and Laura Grubb.
Birth of Isengar Took, youngest child of the Old Took.
Birth of Rose, daiughter of Holman the greenhanded.
28641264Birth of Bingo Baggins.
Ruby Bolger is born in the Shire.
King Folca of Rohan dies after being wounded by the Boar of Everholt. He is succeeded by his son Folcwine.
Birth of Kíli, nephew of Thorin Oakenshield and later part of his Company on the Quest of Erebor.

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