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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 2930 to III 2939
(a period of 9 years)

 • 6,960 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 3,052 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 79 years before the War of the Ring

The Thainship of Isumbras Took IV

The Third Age

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.
29311331Birth of Aragorn II Elessar.
29321332Birth of Halfred of Overhill, youngest child of Roper Gamgee.
Likely date of accession of Imrahil's grandfather, Angelimir, the twentieth Prince of Dol Amroth.
29331333Birth of Paladin Took, later Thain Paladin II and father to Peregrin Took.
Death of Aragorn's father Arathorn II. Aragorn is fostered by Elrond at Rivendell under the name Estel.
29341334Death of Belladonna Took, mother of Bilbo Baggins.
29361336Birth of Esmeralda, the youngest child of Adalgrim Took.
29391339Death of Thain Isumbras IV of the Shire. He is succeeded by his son Fortinbras II.

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