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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

II 61 to II 471
(a period of 410 years)

 • 650 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 2,848 years before the Downfall of Númenor
 • 5,988 years before the War of the Ring

The Lifetime of Vardamir Nólimon

The Second Age

61Birth of Vardamir, the eldest child of Elros Tar-Minyatur.
213Birth of Aulendil, third child of Vardamir Nólimon.
222Birth of Nolondil, youngest child of Vardamir Nólimon.
350Birth of the eldest son of Tar-Amandil, later to rule Númenor as Tar-Elendil.
442Death of Elros Tar-Minyatur. He is succeeded as King of Númenor by his son Vardamir, who immediately abdicates in favour of his own son Tar-Amandil.
443Vardamir Nólimon was officially held to have ruled Númenor in this year, though in fact he had passed the Sceptre directly to his son Tar-Amandil.
471Death of Vardamir Nólimon, accounted the second King of Númenor.

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