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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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One hundred years around IV 93
(1514 by the Shire-reckoning)
IV 43 to IV 143

 • 7,094 years after the Return of the Noldor
 • 3,186 years after the Downfall of Númenor
 • 46 years after the War of the Ring

The Fourth Age

481469Samwise Gamgee is elected Mayor of the Shire for the seventh and final time.
551476Midyear's Day At the Free Fair on the White Downs, Samwise Gamgee resigns as Mayor of the Shire.
611482Midyear'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.
631484Spring 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.
661487Probable date of the death of Elphir son of Imrahil. He is succeeded as Prince of Dol Amroth by his son Alphros.
c.701491About this time both Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took die in Gondor, and are entombed on Rath Dínen.
801501Birth of Harding of the Hill.
821503Death of Faramir, Steward to Aragorn.
911512Apparent date of death of Dwalin, at the extraordinary age of 340.
931514No events are recorded for the specific year you selected.
941515Probable date of the death of Alphros, the last recorded Prince of Dol Amroth.
1201541Departure of Legolas and Gimli.
Death of King Aragorn II Elessar of Gondor. He is succeeded by his son Eldarion.
1211542Death of Arwen Evenstar in Lórien.

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