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 Rule of Chieftain Arador
The Third Age
|2912||1312||Death of Lily Baggins.|
|Death of Largo Baggins.|
|The melting snows of the Fell Winter cause disastrous flooding. Tharbad on the Gwathló is ruined and its bridge is broken.|
|Death of Argonui. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Arador.|
|2913||1313||Birth of Asphodel Brandybuck, daughter of Gorbadoc Brandybuck and Mirabella Took.|
|2914||1314||Death of Adalgar Bolger.|
|Death of Steward Túrin II. He is succeeded by his son, Turgon.|
|2916||1316||Likely date of birth of Dinodas Brandybuck, youngest son of Gorbadoc Brandybuck.|
|On the death of his mother Laura Baggins (née Grubb), Bungo Baggins becomes head of the Baggins family.|
|2917||1317||Apparent date of birth of Adrahil son of Angelimir, later Prince of Dol Amroth.|
|2918||1318||Birth of Lobelia Bracegirdle, better known by her married name of Lobelia Sackville-Baggins.|
|2920||1320||Birth of Primula Brandybuck, youngest child of Master Gorbadoc of Brandy Hall.|
|Death of Thain Gerontius, the Old Took. He is succeeded by his son Isengrim III.|
|2922||1322||Birth of Morwen Steelsheen, later queen to King Thengel of Rohan.|
|2923||1323||Death of Gróin of Durin's Folk.|
|2926||1326||Birth of Hamfast Gamgee, the 'Gaffer', father of Sam Gamgee.|
|Death of Bungo Baggins, father of Bilbo Baggins.|
|2929||1329||Marriage of Arathorn and Gilraen, the parents of Aragorn.|
|2930||1330||Birth of Denethor in Minas Tirith, later to become Steward Denethor II.|
|Death of Thain Isengrim III of the Shire. He is succeeded by his brother Isumbras IV.|
|Arador is slain by hill-trolls. He is succeeded as Chieftain of the Dúnedain by his son Arathorn II.|
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