This is a chronology trip which I’d like to take with all Silmarillion fans. What if the whole 1st Age of the Sun would fit in only 1 year? That’s what you’ll see here! Follow the important events of the early history of Arda as they take place. You can use this page to read the Silmarillion (according to the proper chronology) or just to remember some passages sometimes we tend to forget. This page starts officially in March,28th,2011 after sunset, marking the 1st hour of Yestarë of the new year, 139. Stay tuned for the upcoming events in this ancient, true & long-forgotten History!
2012 EDIT: As you read above, we need a 2012 update! So, from March,27th, 2012 sunset until March,27th, 2013 sunset, we would join the people from Númenor & Middle-Earth in all the events of the 2nd Age of the Sun! Here comes 2 Ages in 2 Years for the whole year of XIV 140
2013 EDIT: Now come to pass the time of we waited patiently for this couple of years. It’s Ring time coming up! From March,27th,2013 sunset until March,27th,2014 sunset we’ll join the Free peoples of Middle-Earth against the dark forces of Sauron and see the fate of all being decided by the most unlikely creature…a hobbit. That’s the 3rd Age of the Sun and here comes 3 Years in 3 Ages in XIV 141.
If 3 ages = 3 years
(December, 19th – 7:00PM)
The Dwarves of Durin’s Folk leave Erebor and settle in the Grey Mountains.
(December, 19th – 1:36AM)
Death of Steward Belegorn.
(December, 17th – 9:00AM)
Death of Thráin I, founder of Erebor who’s succeeded by Thorin I.
(December, 15th – 7:18PM)
Death of Arahael who is succeeded by Aranuir.
(December, 14th – 8:30AM)
Probable date of the birth of Túrin I, later Steward of Gondor.
(December, 13th – 6:24AM)
Birth of Aravir son of Aranuir, later Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
(December, 12th – 7:12AM)
Death of Steward Herion of Gondor. He is succeeded by his son, Belegorn.
(December, 10th – 8:24PM)
Birth of Glóin, King in the Grey Mountains.
(December, 10th – 12:06AM)
Death of Galador, the first Lord of Dol Amroth.
(December, 9th – 9:36AM)
Birth of Húrin I, later Steward of Gondor.
(December, 8th – 10:24AM)
Death of Steward Eradan. He is succeeded by his son, Herion.
(December, 7th – 5:24AM)
Death of Aranarth who’s succeeded as Chieftain by his son Arahael.
(December, 6th – 12:00PM)
The first entries are made in the historical record known as Yearbook of Tuckborough.
(December, 4th – 1:36PM)
Birth of Aranuir Arahael’s son, Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
(December, 4th – 2:00AM)
Death of Mardil the first Ruling Steward. He is succeeded by his son Eradan.
(December, 3rd – 2:24PM)
Galador son of Imrazôr becomes the first Prince of Dol Amroth.
(December, 3rd – 8:36AM)
Birth of Belegorn son of Herion, Ruling Steward of Gondor.
(December, 2nd – 12:42AM)
Beginning to suspect that the power in Dol Guldur may be Sauron, Gandalf goes there.
Sauron withdraws into the east, and the time known as the Watchful Peace begins.
(December, 1st – 4:00PM)
The inception of the Revised Calendar of Mardil, known as the Stewards’ Reckoning.
(November, 30th – 11:00AM)
Eärnur, the last King of Gondor, is lost. The Stewards now rule.
(November, 29th – 2:42PM)
Death of Eärnil II. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Eärnur.
(November, 28th – 3:30PM)
Birth of Thorin, son and heir of King Thráin I of Erebor.
(November, 27th – 10:06PM)
Death of Vorondil the Hunter.
…He is succeeded as Steward by his son Mardil.
(November, 24th – 9:36PM)
Birth of Galador son of Imrazôr, later to become the first Lord of Dol Amroth.
(November, 24th – 3:48PM)
Capture of Minas Ithil by the Nazgûl. It is renamed Minas Morgul, and…
…Minas Anor is also renamed Minas Tirith, the Tower of Guard.
(November, 24th – 10:00AM)
The Nazgûl emerge from Mordor and assault Minas Ithil.
Approximate date of the slaying of Scatha the Worm by Fram of the Éothéod.
(November, 24th – 7:06AM)
After years of wandering, the exiles of Khazad-dûm found Erebor.
(November, 24th – 4:42AM)
Death of Pelendur. He is succeeded as Steward to Eärnil II by his son Vorondil.
(November, 22nd – 5:48AM)
Loss of Nimrodel.
(November, 22nd – 2:54AM)
Loss of Amroth
Náin I is slain. The last remaining Dwarves flee from Durin’s Bane in Khazad-dûm.
(November, 22nd – 12:00AM)
The Dwarves of Moria unleash Durin’s Bane. King Durin VI is slain by it.
Return of the Nazgûl to Mordor.
(November, 21st – 9:06PM)
Bucca of the Marish is the made the first of the Shire-thains.
(November, 21st – 3:18PM)
A band of Northmen are led by Frumgar to settle in the far northern…
…Vales of Anduin, where they found the Éothéod.
(November, 21st – 12:24PM)
The Chieftainship of the Dúnedain is established by Aranarth son of Arvedui.
(November, 21st – 9:30AM)
Eärnur of Gondor brings a fleet to the north. Too late to save the North-kingdom,…
…he avenges its loss at the Battle of Fornost. Angmar is destroyed.
(November, 21st – 6:36AM)
Arvedui, last of the Kings of Arthedain, is drowned in the Icebay of Forochel.
The forces of Angmar capture Fornost; the remnant of the North-kingdom is destroyed.
(November, 20th – 1:36AM)
Death of Araphant. He is succeeded by his son Arvedui.
(November, 19th – 2:00PM)
Birth of Mardil son of Vorondil, later to become the first Ruling Steward of Gondor.
(November, 17th – 6:30PM)
The Crown of Gondor is granted to Eärnil II.
(November, 17th – 3:36PM)
Arvedui lays claim to the throne of Gondor.
Gondor is assaulted simultaneously by the armies of Khand, Harad and the Wainriders.
King Ondoher of Gondor is slain with both his sons.
(November, 17th – 4:00AM)
Wedding of Arvedui, heir of Arthedain and Fíriel, daughter of King Ondoher of Gondor.
(November, 16th – 10:12PM)
Probable date of the birth of Aranarth, son and heir of Arvedui Last-king.
(November, 16th – 4:24PM)
Death of Calimehtar. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Ondoher.
(November, 16th – 10:36AM)
Birth of Thráin son of Náin I, last of Durin’s line to be born in Khazad-dûm.
(November, 15th – 5:12PM)
Birth of Eärnur, later the last King of Gondor.
(November, 14th – 3:06PM)
Birth of Vorondil son of Pelendur, later Steward to King Eärnil II of Gondor.
(November, 12th – 8:00AM)
The White Tower is built in Minas Anor by King Calimehtar.
(November, 12th – 5:06AM)
The Wainriders are defeated on Dagorlad by Calimehtar of Gondor.
(November, 11th -8:24PM)
Birth of Fíriel, daughter of Ondoher of Gondor.
(November, 11th – 5:54AM)
Death of Araval. He is succeeded as King of Arthedain by his son Araphant.
(November, 10th – 6:42AM)
Birth of Eärnil son of Siriondil
(November, 9th – 7:06PM)
Likely date of birth of Pelendur, later Steward of Gondor.
(November, 7th – 11:36PM)
Probable date of the birth of Arvedui son of Araphant, later King of Arthedain.
(November, 7th – 12:24AM)
Death of Narmacil II in battle with the Wainriders. He is succeeded by his son Calimehtar.
The Northmen of Rhovanion abandon their lands & seek new homes.
(November, 6th – 9:54AM)
The first attacks of the Wainriders occur.
(November, 6th – 7:00AM)
Death of Telumehtar Umbardacil. He is succeeded by his son, Narmacil II.
(November, 4th – 2:48AM)
Birth of Náin I, later King of Durin’s Folk in Khazad-dûm.
(November, 1st – 7:42PM)
Death of Arveleg II. He is succeeded as King of Arthedain by his son Araval.
(November, 1st – 11:00AM)
Telumehtar Umbardacil takes Umbar and slays the last descendants of Castamir.
(October, 31st – 12:12AM)
Tarondor dies & is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Telumehtar.
(October, 29th – 10:06PM)
Likely date of birth of Araphant son of Araval, later King of Arthedain.
(October, 24th – 8:42AM)
Death of Arvegil. He is succeeded by his son Arveleg II.
(October, 23rd – 12:24PM)
Probable date of the birth of Calimehtar, later King of Gondor.
(October, 22nd – 9:54PM)
Birth of Durin VI, later King of Durin’s Folk in Khazad-dûm.
(October, 20th – 11:54AM)
Probable date of birth of Araval, later King of Arthedain.
(October, 17th – 5:36AM)
Probable date of the birth of Narmacil II.
(October, 15th – 1:00PM)
Death of Argeleb II who is succeeded by his son Arvegil.
(October, 11th -10:00PM)
Tarondor removes the seat of the King of Gondor from Osgiliath to Minas Anor,…
…where he plants a seedling of the White Tree. The decay of Osgiliath begins.
(October, 11th – 1:18PM)
The Great Plague comes to an end in the North of Middle-earth.
(October, 11th – 10:24AM)
The appearance of the Barrow-wights in the Barrow-downs.
In Gondor, King Telemnar & all his children sicken & die, as does the White Tree.
(October, 11th – 7:30AM)
The Great Plague first appears among the Northmen of Rhovanion.
(October, 11th – 4:36AM)
Death of Minardil at the hands of the Corsairs who is succeeded by his son Telemnar.
(October, 11th – 1:42AM)
Birth of Arveleg son of Arvegil, later to rule Arthedain as Arveleg II.
(October, 10th – 5:00PM)
Many Stoors migrate northward from Dunland to the recently founded Shire.
(October, 9th – 2:54PM)
Death of Hyarmendacil II. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Minardil.
(October, 7th – 4:54AM)
The foundation of the Shire, and the beginning of the Shire-reckoning.
(October, 5th – 6:06PM)
Death of Araphor. He is succeeded by his son Argeleb II.
(October, 4th – 7:18AM)
Probable date of the birth of Tarondor, later King of Gondor.
(October, 1st – 3:54AM)
The Haradrim are defeated by Vinyarion of Gondor, who takes the name Hyarmendacil II.
(September, 29th – 8:00PM)
Death of Aldamir who is succeeded by his son Vinyarion (later Hyarmendacil II).
(September, 26th – 10:24PM)
Birth of Telemnar son of Minardil, later King of Gondor
(September, 23rd – 7:00PM)
Death of King Eldacar of Gondor; he is succeeded by his only surviving son, Aldamir.
(September, 21st – 5:42PM)
Birth of Argeleb son of Araphor, later King Argeleb II of Arthedain.
(September, 19th – 10:36AM)
Probable date of the birth of Minardil son of Vinyarion, later King of Gondor.
(September, 18th – 5:12PM)
Castamir’s sons escape to Umbar, and form the beginnings of the Corsairs.
(September, 18th – 2:18PM)
Eldacar reclaims the Crown of Gondor, slaying Castamir the Usurper.
(September, 17th – 9:18AM)
The burning of Osgiliath, and the loss of its palantír. Eldacar flees from Gondor.
(September, 16th – 6:48PM)
Death of King Valacar of Gondor. The succession of his son Eldacar is disputed & civil war begins.
(September, 14th – 12:06AM)
The Witch-king of Angmar invades the northern kingdoms.
Arveleg I is slain in an attack on Amon Sûl. He is succeeded by his son Araphor.
(September, 11th – 7:54PM)
Birth of Araphor later King of Arthedain & Vinyarion later king Hyarmendacil II of Gondor
(September, 8th – 7:24PM)
Death of King Rómendacil II of Gondor. He is succeeded by his son Valacar.
(September, 7th – 2:24PM)
Argeleb I dies in battle with Rhudaur. Arveleg I succeeds.
The Stoors of the Angle leave their homes & travel west & south away from the new realm of Angmar.
(September, 6th – 6:06PM)
King Malvegil of Arthedain dies. Argeleb I succeeds.
(September, 1st – 10:06PM)
Birth of Arveleg I son of Argeleb I, later King of Arthedain.
(September, 1st – 7:36AM)
Death of King Calmacil of Gondor who’s succeeded by his son & Regent, Rómendacil II.
(August, 31st – 8:00PM)
The Nazgûl reappear in Middle-earth. Angmar is founded in the far north.
The Hobbits travel westwards. Some reach the Bree-land and settle there.
(August, 31st – 2:36AM)
Death of King Narmacil I of Gondor. He is succeeded by his younger brother, Calmacil, though…
Calmacil’s son Minalcar retains the Regency.
(August, 28th – 10:48AM)
Death of Celebrindor. He is succeeded as King of Arthedain by his son Malvegil.
(August, 26th – 9:30AM)
Birth of Vinitharya, later King Eldacar of Gondor.
(August, 25th – 7:00PM)
Regent Rómendacil sends his son Valacar as ambassador to Vidugavia
Likely date of the construction of the Argonath
(August, 25th – 1:12PM)
Minalcar destroys the Easterlings’ armies & becomes Rómendacil
(August, 24th – 2:00PM)
Minalcar (later King Rómendacil II) is made Regent of Gondor by his uncle Narmacil I.
(August, 22nd – 9:24PM)
Birth of Argeleb son of Malvegil, later King Argeleb I of Arthedain.
Death of King Atanatar II of Gondor. He is succeeded by his son, who becomes Narmacil I.
(August, 18th – 3:54PM)
Death of Celepharn. He is succeeded as King of Arthedain by his son Celebrindor.
(August, 13th – 5:00PM)
The Hobbits of the Fallohide and Stoor strains wander west across the Misty Mountains.
(August, 13th – 2:06PM)
Death of Hyarmendacil I. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Atanatar II.
(August, 12th – 11:36PM)
Birth of Malvegil, later King of Arthedain.
(August, 10th – 7:24PM)
Probable date of the birth of Minalcar, later King Rómendacil II of Gondor.
(August, 8th – 9:00PM)
Death of Mallor who is succeeded by Celepharn.
(August, 7th – 4:00PM)
The first stirrings of Sauron are felt again, though they think it signals the return of a Nazgûl.
(August, 3rd – 1:48AM)
Probable date of the birth of Celebrindor, later King of Arthedain.
(August, 2nd – 2:12PM)
Probable date of the birth of Calmacil, later King of Gondor.
(August, 1st – 3:00PM)
Gondor breaks the Siege of Umbar & defeats Harad, thus reaching the height of its power.
A shadow falls on Greenwood the Great, and it begins to be called Mirkwood.
The Harfoots settle in Eriador.
(August, 1st – 12:06PM)
Probable date of the birth of Narmacil son of Atanatar II, later King Narmacil I of Gondor.
(July, 30th – 2:06AM)
Beleg, King of Arthedain, dies. (Mallor succeeds)
(July, 28th – 9:30AM)
The Haradrim slay Ciryandil in battle. He’s succeeded as King of Gondor by his son, Hyarmendacil I.
The Siege of Umbar begins.
(July, 26th – 2:00PM)
Arrival of the Istari in Middle-earth.
Sauron begins to take a new form.
(July, 24th – 1:06AM)
Birth of Celepharn son of Mallor, later King of Arthedain.
(July, 23rd – 7:18PM)
Birth of Atanatar son of Ciryaher, later to rule as Atanatar II Alcarin of Gondor.
(July, 20th – 1:24AM)
Death of Amlaith of Fornost, founder of Arthedain. He is succeeded by his son Beleg.
(July, 18th – 8:24PM)
Eärnil I dies. Ciryandil succeeds him.
(July, 18th – 11:42AM)
Umbar is captured by King Eärnil I of Gondor.
(July, 16th – 1:42AM)
Death of Tarannon Falastur. With no heir, his nephew Eärnil I succeeds him as King of Gondor.
(July, 13th – 9:30PM)
Likely date of birth of Mallor son of Beleg, later King of Arthedain.
(July, 9th – 6:54PM)
Death of King Eärendur of Arnor. Division of Arnor into Arthedain, Rhudaur and Cardolan.
(July, 6th – 1:00AM)
Death of Siriondil who’s succeeded by Tarannon.
(July, 4th – 8:00PM)
Probable date of birth of Ciryandil son of Eärnil, later King of Gondor.
(July, 3rd – 5:54PM)
Probable date of the birth of Beleg, later King of Arthedain.
(June, 29th – 3:18PM)
Death of King Elendur of Arnor. He is succeeded by his son, Eärendur.
(June, 26th – 3:12AM)
Atanatar I dies & is succeeded by Siriondil.
(June, 24th – 4:24PM)
Birth of King Eärnil I of Gondor.
(June, 23rd – 11:24AM)
Probable date of the birth of Amlaith of Fornost.
(June, 16th – 8:18AM)
Death of Turambar of Gondor. He is succeeded as King by his son Atanatar I.
(June, 14th – 6:36PM)
Probable year of the birth of Tarannon son of Siriondil, later King Falastur of Gondor.
(June, 14th – 12:48PM)
King Valandur of Arnor is slain. He is succeeded by his son, Elendur.
(June, 13th – 2:00AM)
Probable date of birth of Eärendur son of Elendur, later to become the last King of Arnor.
(June, 8th – 11:48AM)
King Tarondor dies & is succeeded by Valandur.
(June, 1st – 2:54AM)
Death of Rómendacil I. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Turambar.
(May, 28th – 11:30PM)
Death of King Tarcil of Arnor. He is succeeded by his son, Tarondor.
(May, 27th – 4:00AM)
Tarostar defeats the Easterling, and takes the name Rómendacil.
(May, 26th – 4:48AM)
Ostoher dies & is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Tarostar, who’ll rule as Rómendacil I.
(May, 25th – 11:00PM)
Gondor is assailed by the East; the 1st of many wars with the Easterlings & Southrons.
(May, 24th – 6:00PM)
Probable date of the birth of Atanatar, later King Atanatar I of Gondor.
(May, 19th – 7:30AM)
Death of King Arantar of Arnor. He is succeeded by his son, Tarcil.
(May, 17th – 12:00PM)
Minas Anor is rebuilt by King Ostoher of Gondor.
(May, 16th – 9:54AM)
Ostoher succeeds Anardil as King of Gondor
(May, 7th – 5:06PM)
Death of King Eldacar of Arnor. He is succeeded by his son, Arantar.
(May,5th – 9:36PM)
Death of Eärendil of Gondor. He is succeeded as King by his son Anardil.
(May,4th – 5:00AM)
Probable date of the birth of Tarostar, later King Rómendacil I of Gondor.
(April, 30th – 2:00PM)
Birth of Tarcil, later King of Arnor.
(April,26th – 8:06PM)
Valandil dies and is succeeded as King of Arnor by Eldacar.
(April,25th – 8:54PM)
Birth of Arwen Evenstar
(April,25th – 12:12PM)
Death of Cemendur. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Eärendil.
(April,19th – 2:30AM)
Birth of Arantar son of Eldacar, later King of Arnor.
(April,15th – 8:12PM)
Death of Meneldil. He is succeeded as King of Gondor by his son Cemendur.
(April,12th – 11:00AM)
Birth of the twins Elladan and Elrohir.
(April,9th – 10:06PM)
Wedding of Elrond and Celebrían.
(April,7th – 6:18AM)
Probable date of birth of Eldacar son of Valandil, later King of Arnor.
(April,2nd – 1:12PM)
Probable date of the birth of Eärendil, later King of Gondor.
(March,28th – 11:00PM)
Isildur’s son Valandil reaches his majority and becomes King of Arnor.
(March,28th – 2:42AM)
Isildur’s squire Ohtar, who escaped the Gladden Fields, arrives at Imladris with the Shards of Narsil.
(March,27th – 11:48PM)
Isildur plants a seedling of the White Tree in Minas Anor.
Meneldil takes on the rule of the South-kingdom.
The Disaster of the Gladden Fields. Isildur is slain and the One Ring is lost in Anduin.
2nd Age of the Sun (2012-2013)
(March,27th – 3:52AM)
Defeat of Sauron by the Last Alliance. Barad-dûr is destroyed, but both Gil-galad and Elendil are lost.
The Nazgûl go into the shadows.
(March,27th – 1:20AM)
Anárion slain in the Siege of Barad-dûr.
(March,26th – 10:05AM)
Sauron’s forces are defeated in the Battle of Dagorlad. The Siege of Barad-dûr begins.
(March,26th – 2:27AM)
The forces of the newly-formed Last Alliance of Elves and Men assemble in Imladris.
(March,25th – 11:55PM)
Formation of the Last Alliance.
Birth of Valandil, youngest of the four sons of Isildur.
(March,25th – 9:22PM)
Sauron launches an assault on Gondor, and captures Minas Ithil.
(March,22nd – 5:07PM)
Likely date of birth of Cemendur, son and eventual heir of Meneldil.
(March,14th – 8:20AM)
Arnor and Gondor are founded…
…by Elendil and his sons Isildur and Anárion.
Sauron returns in secret to the land of Mordor.
Many great towers and citadels are constructed, including Minas Ithil and Isengard.
(March,14th – 5:47AM)
Ar-Pharazôn sails into the West to assail the Valar.
The Downfall of Númenor
(March,13th – 10:10PM)
Amandil abandons Númenor and sails into the West to seek the aid of the Valar.
(March,13th – 6:55AM)
Convinced by Sauron to attack Aman, Ar-Pharazôn begins building his Great Armament.
(March,12th – 2:57AM)
Probable date of the birth of Meneldil.
(March,11th – 4:05AM)
Sauron destroys Nimloth, the White Tree of Númenor.
(March,8th – 4:55AM)
Sauron submits himself to Ar-Pharazôn as a prisoner, and is taken back to Númenor…
…There, he begins to corrupt the Númenóreans.
(March,8th – 2:22AM)
Ar-Pharazôn sails to Middle-earth.
(March,7th – 11:07AM)
Ar-Pharazôn, last King of Númenor, usurps the throne.
(March,3rd – 3:37PM)
Probable date of birth of Anárion,
(March,2nd – 2:12PM)
Probable date of the birth of Isildur.
(February,27th – 4:52AM)
Death of Ar-Gimilzôr who is succeeded as King of Númenor by his son, Tar-Palantir.
(February,21st – 1:27AM)
Probable date of the birth of Elendil.
(February,20th – 10:55PM)
Birth of Pharazôn, later Ar-Pharazôn, King of Númenor.
(February,19th – 6:15AM)
Death of Ar-Sakalthôr who is succeeded by his son Ar-Gimilzôr.
(February,11th – 10:52PM)
Death of Ar-Zimrathôn who is succeeded as King of Númenor by his son, Ar-Sakalthôr.
(February,11th – 12:42PM)
Approximate year of the birth of Amandil.
(February, 4th – 10:25AM)
Death of Ar-Adûnakhôr who’s succeeded as King of Númenor by his son, Ar-Zimrathôn.
(January, 28th – 6:17PM)
Ar-Adûnakhôr becomes King of Númenor.
(January,20th – 10:12PM)
Death of King Tar-Calmacil of Númenor who was succeeded by his son Tar-Ardamin.
(January, 18th – 1:35AM)
Birth of Ar-Zimrathôn son of Ar-Adûnakhôr, later King of Númenor.
(January,11th – 2:32PM)
Death of Tar-Alcarin. He is succeeded as King of Númenor by Tar-Calmacil.
(January, 8th – 3:22PM)
Birth of Adûnakhôr, later to rule Númenor as King Ar-Adûnakhôr.
(January, 3rd – 3:12AM)
Tar-Anducal dies & is succeed by Tar-Alcarin
(January, 1st – 12:22AM)
Death of Queen Tar-Vanimeldë. Her true heir is her son Alcarin, but the Sceptre is seized by…
…her husband Herucalmo, who takes the name Tar-Anducal.
(December, 20th – 6:15AM)
Death of Tar-Telemmaitë. He is succeeded by his daughter, Tar-Vanimeldë.
(December,19th – 4:50AM)
Birth of Calmacil son of Tar-Alcarin.
(December, 5th – 10:25AM)
Tar-Telemmaitë succeds the dead Tar-Ancalimon
(December, 1st – 2:55PM)
Pelargir is founded.
(November, 24th – 8:15PM)
Birth of Herucalmo, consort to Tar-Vanimeldë.
(November, 24th – 5:00AM)
The Haven of Umbar is 1st fortified by the Númenóreans.
(November, 23rd – 9:22PM)
Birth of Tar-Vanimeldë daughter of Tar-Telemmaitë.
(November, 21st – 3:17AM)
Death of Tar-Atanamir the Great who is succeeded by his son, Tar-Ancalimon.
Political divisions begin to emerge in Númenor.
(November,21st – 12:45AM)
First appearance of the Nazgûl.
(October, 28th – 3:02PM)
Tar-Ciryatan surrenders the Sceptre of Númenor. He is succeeded by his son, Tar-Atanamir.
(October, 24th – 1:45AM)
Birth of Tar-Atanamir’s heir, later King Tar-Ancalimon.
(October, 12th – 2:32AM)
Death of Tar-Minastir, formerly King of Númenor.
(October, 11th – 4:22PM)
Tar-Minastir surrenders the Sceptre of Númenor. He is succeeded by his son Tar-Ciryatan.
(October, 4th – 9:00AM)
The Númenóreans begin to colonise and exploit Middle-earth.
(September, 27th – 1:37AM)
On the death of Queen Tar-Telperiën, Tar-Minastir becomes King of Númenor.
(September, 23rd – 9:22PM)
Sauron’s forces are overwhelmed by the Númenóreans, & he is driven back to Mordor.
(September, 23rd – 6:50PM)
Ciryatur brings a Númenórean fleet to Middle-earth,…
…and drives back Sauron’s invading forces.
(September, 23rd – 4:17PM)
Sauron’s forces gain control of Eriador.
(September, 23rd – 11:12AM)
Eregion is destroyed by Sauron’s forces, and Celebrimbor slain.
The foundation of Rivendell.
(September, 23rd – 6:07AM)
Gil-galad requests aid from Númenor, and a great fleet is sent out.
Elrond is sent out by Gil-galad to aid in the defence of Eregion.
Sauron leads an invasion into Eriador.
(September, 23rd – 1:02AM)
War begins between the Elves and Sauron.
(September, 13th – 4:40AM)
The first building of Barad-dûr is completed.
Sauron forges the One Ring in Orodruin, and reveals his true purposes to the Elves.
(September, 12th – 3:15AM)
3 Rings completed in Eregion.
(September, 8th – 12:50PM)
Tar-Súrion surrenders the Sceptre of Númenor & is succeeded by his daughter, Tar-Telperien.
(September,2nd – 2:30PM)
The first of the Rings of Power are made in Eregion.
(August,30th – 8:25PM)
Birth of Minastir son of Isilmo, later King Tar-Minastir of Númenor.
(August,23rd – 10:30AM)
Death of Tar-Anárion of Númenor.
(August,22nd – 9:05AM)
Tar-Anárion surrenders the Sceptre of Númenor. He is succeeded by his…
…son, who becomes King Tar-Súrion.
(August,10th – 7:20AM)
Tar-Anárion succeeds his mother Tar-Ancalimë.
(August,1st – 8:00PM)
Sauron comes to the Elves of Eregion in a fair guise, and begins to teach them.
(July,22nd – 12:45AM)
Death of Tar-Aldarion of Númenor, 23 years after surrendering the Sceptre.
(July,19th – 2:17PM)
Tar-Aldarion surrenders the Sceptre of Númenor…
…He is succeeded by his daughter, who becomes the first Ruling Queen, Tar-Ancalimë.
(July,11th – 11:17PM)
Birth of Anárion son of Ancalimë, later Tar-Anárion.
(July,11th – 3:40PM)
Sauron settles in Mordor and begins the building of Barad-dûr.
(July,10th – 1:32AM)
Death of Erendis, apparently by drowning.
(July,1st – 1:30AM)
Death of Caliondo.
(June,29th – 6:17AM)
Tar-Meneldur surrenders the Sceptre of Númenor. He is succeeded by his son, who…
…becomes King Tar-Aldarion.
(June,29th – 3:45AM)
Aldarion returns to Númenor after a six-year voyage aboard the Hirilondë.
(June,28th – 3:02PM)
(Spring) Aldarion’s flagship Hirilondë is launched
(June,27th – 9:15PM)
Wedding of Aldarion and Erendis.
(June,17th – 9:37AM)
Birth of Erendis.
(June,15th – 6:47AM)
Death of Tar-Elendil of Númenor.
(June,15th – 4:15AM)
Foundation of Eregion.
Foundation of the Guild of Venturers by Aldarion.
(June,14th – 2:50AM)
Tar-Elendil is succeeded by his son, Tar-Meneldur.
(June,13th – 1:25AM)
Second voyage of Aldarion to Middle-earth.
(June,9th – 9:10PM)
Birth of Írildë, daughter of Cemendur of Hyarastorni.
(June,2nd – 11:15AM)
Birth of Valandil, later to become the first Lord of Andúnië.
(May,30th – 7:00AM)
Vëantur becomes the first Númenórean to make the journey back to Middle-earth.
(May,29th – 5:35AM)
Tar-Amandil is succeeded by his son who becomes King Tar-Elendil.
(May,23rd – 2:10AM)
Birth of Isilmë, second daughter of King Tar-Elendil of Númenor.
(May,21st – 10:12PM)
Birth of Silmariën, daughter and eldest child of King Tar-Elendil of Númenor.
(May,20th – 11:20PM)
Birth of Caliondo, son of Eärendur of the House of Elros.
(May,19th – 4:50PM)
After a long period of secrecy following the War of Wrath, Sauron resurges in Middle-earth.
(May,16th – 3:07PM)
Death of Vardamir Nólimon, accounted the second King of Númenor.
(May,13th – 3:57PM)
Vardamir was officially held to have ruled in this year, though in fact he had passed the Sceptre.
(May,13th – 1:25PM)
Death of Elros . He is succeeded as King of Númenor by his son Vardamir, who abdicates in favour…
…of his son Tar-Amandil.
(May,3rd – 7:35PM)
Birth of the eldest son of Tar-Amandil, later to rule Númenor as Tar-Elendil.
(April, 20th – 6:15AM)
Birth of Nolondil, youngest child of Vardamir.
(April, 19th – 7:22AM)
Birth of Aulendil, third child of Vardamir Nólimon.
(April,3rd – 5:02AM)
Birth of Vardamir, the eldest child of Elros Tar-Minyatur.
(March,1st – 11:40PM)
Around this time Dwarves out of the Blue Mountains…
…migrate eastwards and settle alongside the Longbeards in Khazad-dûm.
(March, 31st – 3:20AM)
Arrival of the Edain in Númenor. Elrond’s brother…
…Elros becomes their first King, taking the name Tar-Minyatur.
(March,27th – 8:32PM)
Foundation of the Elven-kingdoms in the west of Middle-earth, Mithlond and Lindon.
1st Age of the Sun (2011-2012)
(March, 26th – 6:20PM)
Morgoth is banished from the World.
(March,24th – 9:44PM)
The War of Wrath comes to an end with the capture of Morgoth.
Maedhros and Maglor attempt to steal the remaining Silmarils, but are burned by them…
…Maedhros leaps to his death in despair.
(February, 27th – 6:28AM)
The landing of the host of the Valar in Beleriand. The War of Wrath begins.
(February, 25th – 9:52AM)
Eärendil lands on the shores of Aman, and appeals to the Valar on behalf of Elves and Men.
(February, 24th – 4:08AM)
The survivors of the destruction of the Havens of Sirion take refuge on the Isle of Balar.
(February, 23rd – 10:24AM)
The Sons of Fëanor attack the refuge at the Mouths of Sirion. Elwing escapes…
…in the form of a bird, bringing a Silmaril to Eärendil at sea, & together they sail for the West.
(February, 20th – 10:56PM)
Eärendil sets out on the first of his great ocean voyages.
(February, 19th – 5:12PM)
Birth of Elrond and Elros.
(February, 15th – 9:08AM)
Wedding of Eärendil and Elwing.
Tuor and Idril sail into the West in the ship Eärrámë.
Their son Eärendil becomes Lord of the Havens of Sirion.
(February, 6th – 5PM)
Arrival of Tuor and Idril at the Mouths of Sirion, with their son Eärendil.
(February, 6th – 2:08AM)
Fall of Gondolin and death of Turgon.
Glorfindel slays a Balrog in the Encircling Mountains, and is himself slain.
(February, 5th – 11:16AM)
Maeglin is captured by agents of Morgoth & betrays the location of Gondolin.
The Sons of Fëanor assault Menegroth. Dior, Celegorm, Curufin & Caranthir are…
…all slain; Elwing flees to the Mouths of Sirion with the Silmaril.
(February, 4th – 8:24PM)
The survivors of Morgoth’s attacks on Beleriand begin to gather at the Mouths of Sirion.
(February, 1st – 6:04PM)
Birth of Eärendil in Gondolin.
Journey of Dior to Doriath.
Deaths of Beren and Lúthien.
(February, 1st – 3:12AM)
Húrin recovers the Nauglamír from Nargothrond and carries it to Doriath, where…
…it is reforged to hold a Silmaril.
Wedding of Tuor and Idril in Gondolin.
Death of Thingol and departure of Melian. The Dwarves of Nogrod ransack Menegroth.
Likely date of the death of Húrin Thalion.
(January, 31st – 12:20PM)
Húrin encounters Morwen at the Stone of the Hapless, where he witnesses her death.
(January, 30th – 9:28PM)
Birth of Dior’s twin sons Eluréd and Elurín.
Death of Larnach.
(January, 30th – 6:36AM)
Slaying of Glaurung, and deaths of…
…Túrin Turambar and Nienor Níniel and Brandir in Brethil.
Release of Húrin from Angband.
(January, 29th – 3:44PM)
Brethil is assaulted by Orcs, and Túrin reluctantly takes up his black sword Gurthang…
…to combat them, unwittingly revealing himself to Morgoth.
(Midyear’s Day) Túrin weds Níniel in Brethil.
(January – 28th – 10AM)
Morwen & Niënor ride to Nargothrond, where Niënor falls under the Dragon-spell of Glaurung…
…She later comes to Brethil and is healed by Brandir.
Túrin slays Brodda in Dor-lómin, and then travels on, settling eventually in Brethil.
(Spring) The Fell Winter draws to a close.
(January, 27th – 7:08PM)
Handir dies & his son Brandir succeeds as Lord of Brethil.
Tuor escapes through the Cirith Ninniach and meets Voronwë at Vinyamar;…
… together they travel to Gondolin.
(Autumn) The Battle of Tumhalad…
…and Sack of Nargothrond.
(January, 27th – 4:16AM)
Morwen and Niënor flee from Dor-lómin to Doriath.
(January, 25th – 7:40AM)
Tuor escapes from Lorgan, and lives as an outlaw in the Caves of Androth.
(January, 24th – 4:48PM)
Túrin is healed at Eithel Ivrin, and Gwindor leads him to Nargothrond.
Approximate date of the reforging of Anglachel into Gurthang.
(January, 24th – 1:56AM)
Escape of Gwindor from Angband; he later meets Beleg in Taur-nu-Fuin.
Túrin is captured by Orcs. He’s rescued by Beleg & Gwindor, but mistakenly slays Beleg.
(January, 23rd – 11:04AM)
Tuor is captured and enslaved by Lorgan.
(January,22nd – 8:12PM)
Túrin slays Forweg & becomes captain of the Gaurwaith; they meet Mîm, & settle in Amon Rûdh.
(January, 19th – 3AM)
Túrin causes the death of Saeros, and exiles himself from Doriath.
(January, 14th – 4:04AM)
Túrin becomes a marchwarden of Doriath.
(January, 13th – 1:12PM)
Niënor is born in Dor-lómin; meanwhile, her elder brother Túrin arrives in Doriath.
Siege & capture of the Havens of Brithombar & Eglarest, and destruction of Barad Nimras.
(January, 12th – 10:20PM)
Marriage of Huor & Rían. Soon after they die on the Nirnaeth.
Tuor is born from the short-lived marriage of Huor and Rían.
Huor is slain in the Fen of Serech, and Húrin is captured by Morgoth.
Túrin is sent to be fostered in Doriath.
(Spring) The Nirnaeth Arnoediad.
Fingon is slain in the Nirnaeth. Turgon becomes High King of the Noldor.
(January, 12th – 7:28AM)
Halmir dies. His son Haldir becomes Lord of Brethil.
(January, 11th – 4:36PM)
Birth of Dior Eluchíl on Tol Galen.
(January, 11th – 1:44AM)
Death of Lalaith from a sickness at the age of three.
Beren and Lúthien return to Middle-earth and dwell in Dor Firn-i-Guinar.
(January, 10th – 10:52AM)
Formation of the Union of Maedhros.
(January, 9th – 8PM)
(Spring) Lúthien departs from the World,…
…and her spirit travels to the Halls of Mandos.
(January, 9th – 5:08AM)
Birth of Lalaith, second child of Húrin and Morwen.
Beren and Lúthien recover a Silmaril from Morgoth’s Iron Crown, but it is taken by Carcharoth.
The Hunting of the Wolf, and the recovery of the Silmaril.
(January, 8th – 2:16PM)
Beren sets out from Doriath on the Quest for the Silmaril.
Birth of Brandir, Lord of Brethil.
Celegorm and Curufin are exiled from Nargothrond and journey to Himring.
Finrod and Beren are imprisoned in Tol-in-Gaurhoth…
…Finrod is slain by a werewolf, but Beren is rescued by Lúthien.
(January, 7th – 8:32AM)
(Spring) Marriage of Húrin and Morwen; Túrin is born later in the year.
(Winter) Beren leaves Dorthonion & travels to Doriath, where he first comes upon Lúthien.
(January, 6th – 2:48AM)
Morgoth attempts an invasion of Hithlum, but is repulsed…
…Galdor son of Hador is slain defending Barad Eithel.
(January, 4th – 9:04PM)
(Autumn) Gorlim betrays Barahir and his outlaw band…
…They are destroyed, leaving Beren as the sole survivor.
(January, 4th – 6:12AM)
A band of Orcs is attacked & defeated by the People of Haleth, with the aid of Beleg.
29 Hrívë – 1st hour
(December, 19th – after sunset)
Capture of Minas Tirith by the forces of Sauron.
(January, 3rd – 3:20PM)
Húrin and Huor return out of Gondolin to Dor-lómin.
Barahir and his companions begin their outlaw existence in Ladros.
Fingolfin challenges Morgoth to single combat, and is slain…
…Fingon becomes High King of the Noldor.
(Spring) The worst assaults of the Dagor Bragollach draw to a close.
(January, 3rd – 12:28AM)
Húrin and Huor are brought to Gondolin by Thorondor.
Celegorm and Curufin flee Himlad for Nargothrond.
(Winter) The breaking of the Siege of Angband and beginning of the Dagor Bragollach.
Deaths of Angrod and Aegnor in the Dagor Bragollach.
(December, 31st – 1PM)
Death of Haldan. His son Halmir succeeds as Lord of Brethil.
(December, 30th – 10:08PM)
Birth of Larnach
(December, 27th – 7:48PM)
Birth of Ereinion, later called Gil-galad.
(December, 26th – 2:04PM)
Probable date of the birth of Morwen Eledhwen.
Approximate date for the birth of Beren Erchamion.
(December, 24th – 2:36AM)
Birth of Húrin Thalion, later Lord of Dor-lómin.
(December, 17th – 7:04AM)
Birth of Belegund, eldest son of Bregolas.
(December, 12th – 8:08AM)
Date of the birth of Baragund, son of Bregolas.
Likely date of the death of Haleth, leader of the Haladin…
…She is succeeded by Haldan, the son of her brother Haldar.
Approximate date of the death of Boromir. He is succeeded as lord of Ladros by his son Bregor.
(December, 11th – 5:16PM)
Date of birth of Gundor, son of Hador Lórindol.
Approximate date of the granting of Dor-lómin to Hador Lórindol.
(December, 8th – 2:56PM)
Probable date of birth of Haldir of the Haladin.
(December, 1st – 4:32AM)
An army of orcs attempts to break through the Pass of Aglon, but is repulsed…
Likely date of birth of Barahir, son of Bregor.
(November, 29th – 10:48PM)
Return of Aredhel and Maeglin to Gondolin.
Death of Eöl the Dark Elf.
(November, 23rd – 6:08PM)
Likely date of birth of Halmir, son of Haldan, later Lord of Brethil.
(November, 23rd – 3:16AM)
Birth of Hador, later Lord of Dor-lómin
(November,15th – 2AM)
Likely date of the death of Marach.
(November, 14th – 11:08AM)
Haldad and his son Haldar are slain by Orcs…
Haldad’s daughter Haleth becomes the leader of their People.
Approximate date of the settlement of People of Haleth in the Forest of Brethil.
(November, 8th – 6:28AM)
Probable date of birth of Hathol son of Magor
(November, 2nd – 1:48PM)
Bëor the old dies at the age of ninety-three.
(October,30th – 11:28AM)
Approximate date of the birth of Boromir, later lord of Ladros.
(October, 24th – 9:40PM)
Likely the date of the birth of Haleth, daughter of Haldad.
(October, 22th – 10:12AM)
Probable year of the birth of Amlach son of Imlach
(October, 19th – 7:52AM)
The twelve-year old Maeglin is formally named.
(October, 11th – 9:28PM)
The year of Maeglin’s birth in Nan Elmoth.
(October, 9th – 10AM)
Aredhel sets out from Gondolin. Later in the year,….
…she is lost in Nan Elmoth and becomes Eöl’s wife.
(October, 7th – 1:24PM)
Marach crosses the Blue Mountains with the ancestors of the House of Hador.
(October, 6th – 7:40AM)
…the service of Finrod Felangund.
(October, 5th – 4:48PM)
Men are discovered in the western foothills of the Blue Mountains by Finrod.
(September, 18th – 8:32AM)
Probable birth of Marach, later to lead his people westward across the Blue Mountains
(September, 5th – 11:12PM)
Birth of Balan, later known as Bëor the Old in the lands east of Blue Mountains
(September,4th – 5:28PM)
Glaurung ravages Beleriand, but is driven back to Angband
(July,2nd – 4:28AM)
An army of orcs attempts to invade Hithlum from the Firth of Drengist…
…Fingon drives them into the sea.
(June,29th – 2:08AM)
The Noldor and the Dwarves first encounter each other among the Blue Mountains
(June,8th – 12:40AM)
Completion of Gondolin…
Turgon’s people begin the migration from Nevrast.
(May,30th – 8:32AM)
Completion of Nargothrond.
(May,8th – 4:12PM)
Thingol bans the Quenya tongue from his realms…
…and Sindarin begins to predominate in Middle-Earth from this time.
(May,8th – 1:20AM)
Thingol and Melian discover the…
…truth behind the Exile of the Noldor.
(May,7th – 10:28AM)
The Noldor aid in fortifying the Havens of the Falas,…
…and Finrod raises the tower of Barad Nimras.
(May,6th – 7:36PM)
Turgon secretly begins the building of Gondolin.
(May,4th – 8:08AM)
Dagor Aglareb takes place and…
…the Siege of Angband is set by the Princes of the Noldor.
(April,30th – 12:04AM)
Guided by Ulmo,…
…Turgon discovers the hidden valley of Tumladen, where he resolves to build a city.
(April,29th – 9:12AM)
Finrod and Galadriel travel as guests to Menegroth. Finrod is inspired by the…
…Thousand Caves to create his own underground citadel of Nargothrond, but…
…Galadriel remains in Doriath for some time.
(April,28th – 3:28AM)
Journey of Turgon and Finrod throughout Beleriand
(April,9th – 1:28PM)
The Mereth Aderthad, the Feast of Reuniting, is held at the Pools of Ivrin.
(April,1st – 12:12PM)
Holding council in Mithrim, the Noldor choose Fingolfin to be their High King.
(March,31st – 9:20PM)
Angrod son of Finarfin is received…
…into Doriath by King Thingol.
(March,31st – 6:28AM)
Fingon rescues Maedhros from the heights of Thangorodrim,…
…and so helps to heal the rift between the factions of the Noldor.
(March,29th – 9:52AM)
Fingolfin withdraws from the gates of Angband and…
…camps on the north shore of Lake Mithrim.
(March,28th – 7PM)
The crossing of Helcaraxë by Fingolfin and his followers.
Awakening of Men in Hildórien.
The first rising of the Moon,…
…followed soon afterwards by the Sun.
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