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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.

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.

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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One hundred years around II 48
I 588 to II 98

 • 587 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 3,221 years before the Downfall of Númenor
 • 6,361 years before the War of the Ring


The First Age

590Morgoth is banished from the World.

The Second Age

1Foundation of the Elven-kingdoms in the west of Middle-earth, Mithlond and Lindon.
32Arrival of the Edain in Númenor. Elrond's brother Elros becomes their first King, taking the name Tar-Minyatur.
c.40Around this time Dwarves out of the Blue Mountains migrate eastwards and settle alongside the Longbeards in Khazad-dûm.
48No events are recorded for the specific year you selected.
61Birth of Vardamir, the eldest child of Elros Tar-Minyatur.

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