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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.

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

I 472 to I 495
(a period of 23 years)

 • 471 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 3,414 years before the Downfall of Númenor
 • 6,554 years before the War of the Ring

The Rule of Lord Handir of Brethil

The First Age

472Túrin is sent to be fostered in Doriath.
Marriage of Huor and Rían; Tuor is born later in the year, but Rían dies on the Haudh-en-Nirnaeth soon after.
Huor is slain in the Fen of Serech, and Húrin is captured by Morgoth.
Fingon is slain in the Nirnaeth. Turgon becomes High King of the Noldor.
Death of Glóredhel.
Spring The Nirnaeth Arnoediad.
473Niënor is born in Dor-lómin; meanwhile, her elder brother Túrin arrives in Doriath.
Siege and capture of the Havens of Brithombar and Eglarest, and the destruction of the tower of Barad Nimras.
481Túrin becomes a marchwarden of Doriath.
484Túrin causes the death of Saeros, and exiles himself from Doriath.
487Túrin slays Forweg and becomes captain of the Gaurwaith; he and his companions encounter Mîm, and settle in Amon Rûdh.
488Tuor is captured and enslaved by Lorgan.
489Escape of Gwindor from Angband; he later meets Beleg in Taur-nu-Fuin.
The Gaurwaith of Bar-en-Danwedh are assaulted by Orcs. Túrin is captured by Orcs and carried off. He is rescued by Beleg and Gwindor, but mistakenly slays Beleg.
490Túrin is healed at Eithel Ivrin, and Gwindor leads him to Nargothrond.
c.490Approximate date of the reforging of Anglachel into Gurthang.
491Tuor escapes from Lorgan, and lives as an outlaw in the Caves of Androth.
494Morwen and Niënor flee from Dor-lómin to Doriath.
495Handir falls in battle, and is succeeded as Lord of Brethil by his son Brandir.
Tuor escapes through the Cirith Ninniach and meets Voronwë at Vinyamar; together they travel to Gondolin.
Autumn The Battle of Tumhalad and Sack of Nargothrond.
Autumn The Fell Winter begins.

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