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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.

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.

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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II 1174 to II 1574
(a period of 400 years)

 • 1,763 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 1,745 years before the Downfall of Númenor
 • 4,885 years before the War of the Ring

The Lifetime of S��rion

The Second Age

1174Birth of Surion son of Tar-Anárion, later to rule Númenor as Tar-Surion.
c.1200Sauron travels in person to Eregion, to teach the Jewel-smiths there in the form of Annatar, the so-called Lord of Gifts.
1211Death of Hallacar, consort to Queen Tar-Ancalimë of Númenor.
1280Tar-Anárion succeeds his mother Tar-Ancalimë to become King of Númenor.
1285Death of Tar-Ancalimë, former Queen of Númenor.
1320Birth of the eldest daughter of Tar-Súrion, later to rule as Queen Tar-Telperiën.
1394Tar-Anárion surrenders the Sceptre of Númenor. He is succeeded by his son, who becomes King Tar-Súrion.
1404Death of Tar-Anárion of Númenor.
1474Birth of Minastir son of Isilmo, later King Tar-Minastir of Númenor.
c.1500The first of the Rings of Power are made in Eregion.
c.1500About this time Sauron, in the guise of Annatar, departs from Eregion.
1556Tar-Súrion surrenders the Sceptre of Númenor. He is succeeded by his daughter, who becomes Queen Tar-Telperiën.
1574Death of Tar-Surion of Númenor.

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