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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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III 2 to III 158
(a period of 156 years)

 • 4,032 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 124 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 2,860 years before the War of the Ring

The Reign of Meneldil

The Third Age

2Meneldil takes on the rule of the South-kingdom.
Isildur plants a seedling of the White Tree in Minas Anor.
5 September Isildur sets out from Minas Tirith with the One Ring, starting the long journey north to Arnor.
4 October The Disaster of the Gladden Fields. The One Ring is lost in Anduin.
3Isildur's squire Ohtar, having escaped the Disaster of the Gladden Fields, arrives at Imladris with the Shards of Narsil.
10Isildur's son Valandil reaches his majority and becomes King of Arnor.
48Probable date of the birth of Eärendil, later King of Gondor.
87Probable date of birth of Eldacar son of Valandil, later King of Arnor.
109Wedding of Elrond and Celebrían.
130Birth of the twins Elladan and Elrohir.
136Birth of Anardil son of Eärendil, later King of Gondor.
158Death of Meneldil. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Cemendur.

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