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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

I 455 to I 462
(a period of 7 years)

 • 454 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 3,447 years before the Downfall of Númenor
 • 6,587 years before the War of the Ring

The Lordship of Galdor in Dor-lómin

The First Age

455Deaths of Angrod and Aegnor in the Dagor Bragollach.
Celegorm and Curufin flee Himlad for Nargothrond.
Winter The breaking of the Siege of Angband and beginning of the Dagor Bragollach.
456Barahir and his companions begin their outlaw existence in Ladros.
Fingolfin challenges Morgoth to single combat, and is slain. Fingon becomes High King of the Noldor.
Spring The worst assaults of the Dagor Bragollach draw to a close.
457Capture of Minas Tirith by the forces of Sauron.
458A band of Orcs is attacked and defeated by the People of Haleth, with the aid of Beleg of Doriath.
Húrin and Huor are brought to Gondolin by Thorondor.
459Húrin and Huor return out of Gondolin to Dor-lómin.
460Autumn Gorlim betrays Barahir and his outlaw band. They are destroyed, leaving Beren as the sole survivor.
462Morgoth attempts an invasion of Hithlum, but is repulsed. Galdor son of Hador is slain defending Barad Eithel.

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