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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 570 to III 830
(a period of 260 years)

 • 4,600 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 692 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 2,188 years before the War of the Ring

The Lifetime of Siriondil

The Third Age

602Death of King Tarondor of Arnor. He is succeeded by his son, Valandur.
640Probable date of birth of Eärendur son of Elendur, later to become the last King of Arnor.
652King Valandur of Arnor is slain. He is succeeded by his son, Elendur.
654Probable year of the birth of Tarannon son of Siriondil, later King Falastur of Gondor.
667Death of Turambar of Gondor. He is succeeded as King by his son Atanatar I.
726Probable date of the birth of Amlaith of Fornost.
736Birth of Eärnil son of Tarciryan, later King Eärnil I of Gondor.
748Death of Atanatar I. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Siriondil.
777Death of King Elendur of Arnor. He is succeeded by his son, Eärendur.
811Probable date of the birth of Beleg, later King of Arthedain.
820Probable date of birth of Ciryandil son of Eärnil, later King of Gondor.
830Death of Siriondil. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Tarannon.

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