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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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Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the TreesFirst AgeSecond AgeThird AgeFourth Age and Beyond

III 2877 to III 2910
(a period of 33 years)

 • 6,907 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,999 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 108 years before the War of the Ring

Marmadoc Brandybuck's Time as Master of the Hall

The Third Age

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.
28851285Birth of Hobson, also called Roper Gamgee.
Gondor and Rohan defeat a force of Haradrim at the Crossings of Poros. Folcred and Fastred of Rohan both fall in the battle.
28861286Probable date of the birth of Ecthelion son of Turgon, later Steward Ecthelion II of Gondor.
28901290Birth of Bilbo Baggins in the Shire.
c.28901290Very approximate date of the construction of Bag End.
28921292Birth of Holman Greenhand.
28941294Birth of Jago, son of Hugo Boffin and Donnamira Took.
28991299Probable date of accession of Aglahad, nineteenth Prince of Dol Amroth and great-great-grandfather to Imrahil.
29001300Death of Mungo Baggins, Bilbo's paternal grandfather.
c.29001300Approximate date of the refortification of Cair Andros by Steward Túrin II.
29011301Birth of Adalbert, son of Rudigar Bolger and Amethyst Hornblower.
Uruk-hai out of Mordor attack Ithilien, driving out all but a few of its inhabitants. Henneth Annûn is built by the Gondorians.
29021302Birth of Holman son of Cotman, the first Hobbit to bear the surname 'Cotton'.
Birth of Rorimac Brandybuck, future Master of Buckland, and of Posco Baggins.
29031303Birth of Falco Chubb-Baggins in the Shire.
Death of King Folcwine of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Fengel.
29041304Birth of Amaranth, daughter of Master Gorbadoc Brandybuck.
29051305Birth of Thengel son of Fengel, later King of Rohan.
29071307Birth of Gilraen, who would become the mother of Aragorn.
29081308Birth of Drogo Baggins, later to become the father of Frodo Baggins.
Birth of Saradas, the third child of Gorbadoc Brandybuck.
29101310Birth of Otho Sackville-Baggins.
Death of Marmadoc Brandybuck. He is succeeded as Master of Buckland by his son Gorbadoc.

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