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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.

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.

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Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the TreesFirst AgeSecond AgeThird AgeFourth Age and Beyond
One hundred years around II 512

 • 1,051 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,757 years before the Downfall of Númenor
 • 5,897 years before the War of the Ring


The Second Age

471Death of Vardamir Nólimon, accounted the second King of Númenor.
c.500After a long period of secrecy following the War of Wrath, Sauron begins his resurgence in Middle-earth.
512Birth of Caliondo, son of Eärendur of the House of Elros.
521Birth of Silmariën, daughter and eldest child of King Tar-Elendil of Númenor.
532Birth of Isilmë, second daughter of King Tar-Elendil of Númenor.
543Birth of Meneldur, son of Tar-Elendil of Númenor and later to succeed as King Tar-Meneldur.

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