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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The Lifetime of Tar-AncalimŽ
The Second Age
|873||Birth of Ancalimë, daughter of Aldarion and Erendis, later Queen of Númenor.|
|877||Spring Aldarion's flagship Hirilondë is launched.|
|882||Aldarion returns to Númenor after a five-year voyage aboard the Hirilondë; he becomes estranged from his wife Erendis.|
|883||Tar-Meneldur surrenders the Sceptre of Númenor. He is succeeded by his son, who becomes King Tar-Aldarion.|
|Tar-Aldarion, newly crowned King of Númenor, sets out for Middle-earth aboard his great ship Hirilondë.|
|900||Death of Caliondo.|
|942||Death of Tar-Meneldur of Númenor.|
|985||Death of Erendis, apparently by drowning.|
|c.||1000||Sauron settles in the land of Mordor and begins the building of Barad-dûr.|
|1003||Birth of Anárion son of Ancalimë, later to rule Númenor as Tar-Anárion.|
|1075||Tar-Aldarion surrenders the Sceptre of Númenor. He is succeeded by his daughter, who becomes the first Ruling Queen, Tar-Ancalimë.|
|1098||Death of Tar-Aldarion of Númenor, 23 years after surrendering the Sceptre.|
|c.||1200||Sauron travels in person to Eregion, to teach the Jewel-smiths there in the form of Annatar, the so-called Lord of Gifts.|
|1280||Tar-Anárion succeeds his mother Tar-Ancalimë to become King of Númenor.|
|1285||Death of Tar-Ancalimë, former Queen of Númenor.|
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