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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 2912 to III 2930
(a period of 18 years)

 • 6,942 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 3,034 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 88 years before the War of the Ring

The Rule of Chieftain Arador

The Third Age

29121312Death 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.
29131313Birth of Asphodel Brandybuck, daughter of Gorbadoc Brandybuck and Mirabella Took.
29141314Death of Adalgar Bolger.
Death of Steward Túrin II. He is succeeded by his son, Turgon.
29161316Likely 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.
29171317Apparent date of birth of Adrahil son of Angelimir, later Prince of Dol Amroth.
29181318Birth of Lobelia Bracegirdle, better known by her married name of Lobelia Sackville-Baggins.
29201320Birth 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.
29221322Birth of Morwen Steelsheen, later queen to King Thengel of Rohan.
29231323Death of Gróin of Durin's Folk.
29261326Birth of Hamfast Gamgee, the 'Gaffer', father of Sam Gamgee.
Death of Bungo Baggins, father of Bilbo Baggins.
29291329Marriage of Arathorn and Gilraen, the parents of Aragorn.
29301330Birth 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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