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.
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The Fourth Age
|20||1441||Samwise Gamgee is elected Mayor of the Shire for the third time.|
|21||1442||Samwise, Rose and Elanor travel south, and stay for a year in Gondor with Aragorn and Arwen. During this year, Tolman Cotton serves in Sam's place as Mayor of the Shire.|
|Birth of Tolman, youngest child of Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton.|
|27||1448||Samwise Gamgee is elected Mayor of the Shire for the fourth time.|
|30||1451||The wedding of Sam Gamgee's daughter Elanor to Fastred of Greenholm on the Far Downs.|
|31||1452||The Westmarch is officially incorporated into the Shire.|
|33||1454||Birth of Elfstan, son of Fastred of Greenholm and Sam's daughter Elanor.|
|Likely date of the death of Imrahil of Dol Amroth.|
|34||1455||Samwise Gamgee is elected Mayor of the Shire for the fifth time.|
|41||1462||Fastred of Greenholm is made Warden of Westmarch by Thain Peregrin, and removes with his family to Undertowers in the Tower Hills.|
|Samwise Gamgee is elected Mayor of the Shire for the sixth time.|
|Holfast, son of Frodo Gardner, born in the Shire.|
|42||1463||Wedding of Faramir, the son of Peregrin Took, to Goldilocks, daughter of Samwise Gamgee.|
|48||1469||Samwise Gamgee is elected Mayor of the Shire for the seventh and final time.|
|55||1476||Midyear's Day At the Free Fair on the White Downs, Samwise Gamgee resigns as Mayor of the Shire.|
|61||1482||Midyear's Day Death of Rose, the wife of Samwise Gamgee.|
|22 September Sam Gamgee departs from the Shire. He is said to have passed over the Sea into the West.|
|63||1484||Spring Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took depart the Shire and travel into the south; Faramir I succeeds his father Peregrin as Thain of the Shire.|
|Autumn Death of King Éomer of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Elfwine.|
|66||1487||Probable date of the death of Elphir son of Imrahil. He is succeeded as Prince of Dol Amroth by his son Alphros.|
|c.||70||1491||About this time both Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took die in Gondor, and are entombed on Rath Dínen.|
|80||1501||Birth of Harding of the Hill.|
|82||1503||Death of Faramir, Steward to Aragorn.|
|91||1512||Apparent date of death of Dwalin, at the extraordinary age of 340.|
|94||1515||Probable date of the death of Alphros, the last recorded Prince of Dol Amroth.|
|120||1541||Departure of Legolas and Gimli.|
|Death of King Aragorn II Elessar of Gondor. He is succeeded by his son Eldarion.|
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