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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 2872 to III 2882
(a period of 10 years)

 • 6,902 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,994 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 136 years before the War of the Ring

The Rule of Thorondir

The Third Age

28721272Steward Belecthor II of Gondor dies, and is succeeded by his son Thorondir. The second White Tree of Minas Tirith also dies at this time, and is left standing as the Dead Tree.
28731273Date of the birth of Arathorn II, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain and father to Aragorn.
28751275Gundahar Bolger dies, and is likely succeeded as head of the Bolger family by his son Adalgar.
28771277Death of Madoc Brandybuck. He is succeeded as Master of Buckland by his son Marmadoc.
28791279Birth of Gimli, later called Elf-friend.
28801280Birth of Adalgrim, son of Hildigrim Took and Rosa Baggins.
28821282Death of Steward Thorondir. He is succeeded by his son, who rules as Túrin II.

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