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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 2944 to III 2977
(a period of 33 years)

 • 6,974 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 3,066 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 41 years before the War of the Ring

The Rule of Bard I in Dale

The Third Age

29441344Gollum sets out from the Misty Mountains in search of his lost Precious.
Bard completes the rebuilding of Dale, and is made its King.
Birth of Poppy Chubb-Baggins.
29451345Death of Hugo Boffin.
29461346Birth of Wilcome 'Will' Cotton, second son of Holman Cotton of Bywater.
Birth of Olo, son of Odo Proudfoot.
Death of Isembold Took, fifth child of the Old Took.
Birth of Ponto, eldest son of Posco Baggins and Gilly Brownlock.
29471347Birth of Wilimar Bolger, son of Wilibald Bolger and Prisca Baggins.
Birth of Milo Burrows, son of Rufus Burrows and Asphodel Brandybuck.
Death of Isembard Took, seventh child of the Old Took.
29481348Birth of Seredic, son of Saradas Brandybuck.
Death of Donnamira Took, daughter of Gerontius the Old Took.
Birth of Théoden, later King of Rohan
29491349Bilbo Baggins is visited in the Shire by Gandalf and Balin.
29501350Death of Longo Baggins.
Birth of Finduilas, the daughter of Adrahil, later to become the mother of Boromir and Faramir.
Birth of Peony Baggins.
Birth of Hugo Bracegirdle.
Birth of Daisy, daughter of Dudo Baggins.
29511351Birth of Heribald Bolger, son of Wilibald Bolger and Prisca Baggins.
Elrond reveals Aragorn's ancestry to him. The first meeting of Aragorn and Arwen, in the woods of Rivendell.
Khamûl and two other Nazgûl are sent to reclaim Dol Guldur.
Rebuilding of Barad-dûr begins.
29531353Saruman claims Isengard as his own and begins to fortify it.
Death of King Fengel of Rohan. He is succeeded by his son Thengel.
Death of Steward Turgon. He is succeeded by his son, Ecthelion II.
The last meeting of the White Council.
29541354Mount Doom erupts, causing the last remaining people of Ithilien to flee across the Anduin.
Birth of Hilda Bracegirdle.
29551355Likely date of the birth of Imrahil of Dol Amroth.
29561356Death of Belba Baggins.
Gandalf and Aragorn meet for the first time.
29571357Aragorn enters the service of Thengel of Rohan, under the alias of Thorongil.
29601360Death of Mirabella, wife of Master Gorbadoc Brandybuck of Buckland.
Death of Isengar Took.
Birth of Nora Bolger, daughter of Wilibald Bolger and Prisca Baggins.
Death of Frodo Baggins' grandfather Fosco Baggins.
Death of Bingo Baggins.
29611361Birth of Anson, son of Andwise Roper of Tighfield.
29621362Hamfast Gamgee takes over as gardener at Bag End.
29631363Death of Linda Baggins.
Birth of Théodwyn, youngest daughter of King Thengel of Rohan.
Death of Gorbadoc Brandybuck. He is succeeded as Master of Buckland by his son, Rorimac.
29641364Birth of Lotho Sackville-Baggins, later self-appointed Chief Shirriff of the Shire.
29651365Birth of Hamson, the eldest brother of Samwise Gamgee.
2968136822 September Birth of Frodo Baggins in the Shire.
29691369Birth of Halfred, elder brother of Samwise Gamgee.
29721372Birth of Halfast Gamgee.
Birth of Daisy, elder sister of Samwise Gamgee.
29751375Birth of Pearl, eldest daughter of Paladin Took and Eglantine Banks.
29761376Birth of May, elder sister of Samwise Gamgee.
Denethor, future Steward of Gondor, weds Finduilas, daughter of Adrahil of Dol Amroth.
29771377Death of Bard the Bowman. He is succeeded as King of Dale by his son Bain.
Likely date of the death of Angelimir. He is succeeded as Prince of Dol Amroth by his son Adrahil.

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