Timeline of the history of Middle-earth
A geospatial timeline and chronology of events in Tolkien's works, including the Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion. Click on events to show them on the map.
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Fo.A. 172
A copy of the Red Book of Westmarch is made by Findegil, the King's Writer.
Fo.A. 121
Arwen Undómiel dies in Lothlórien.
Fo.A. 120
Aragorn Elessar, High King of the Reunited Kingdom, dies at the age of 210 years.
Fo.A. 91
Dwalin dies at the age of 340 years.
Fo.A. 61
22 September
Samwise Gamgee leaves Middle-earth, last of the Ring-bearers.
Samwise Gamgee entrusts the Red Book with Elanor and leaves the Shire to sail West never to be seen in Middle-Earth again.
T.A. 3021
6 October
Sam returns to Bag End on his faithful pony, Bill, after seeing of many of his friends at the Grey Havens.
29 September
Gandalf, Frodo Baggins, Bilbo Baggins, Galadriel and Elrond leave Middle-earth and pass over the Sea.
22 September
Frodo and Sam meet the Last Riding of the Keepers of the Rings in Woody End.
Bilbo Baggins becomes 131 years old, the longeviest Hobbit in history.
25 March
Elanor the Fair, daughter of Samwise, is born.
24 March
The last day of the Third Age, according to the reckoning of Gondor.
13 March
Frodo gets ill again, on the anniversary of his poisoning by Shelob.
T.A. 3020
6 October
Frodo feels the pain return again.
1 May
Samwise Gamgee marries Rose Cotton.
6 April
The mallorn tree planted by Samwise Gamgee in the Party Field begins to flower.
13 March
Frodo gets ill, on the anniversary of his poisoning by Shelob.
T.A. 3019
3 November
Battle of Bywater and death of Saruman and Gríma Wormtongue. This marks the end of the War of the Ring.
2 November
The four Hobbits come to Bywater and rouse the Shire-folk.
1 November
Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry are arrested at Frogmorton.
30 October
Gandalf and the four Hobbits leave Bree. Gandalf leaves to visit Tom Bombadil.
28 October
Gandalf and the four Hobbits reach Bree at night, and find out much has changed since they last were there.
5 October
Gandalf, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin leave Rivendell.
22 September
Saruman comes to the Shire.
21 September
Gandalf and the Hobbits arrive at Rivendell.
13 September
Celeborn and Galadriel depart, the rest of the escort set out for Rivendell.
28 August
Gandalf and the four Hobbits overtake Saruman. While Frodo and his friends go to Rivendell, Saruman heads straight for the Shire.
15 August
Treebeard releases Saruman from Orthanc.
10 August
Funeral of Théoden is held outside Edoras
25 June
Aragorn II finds the sapling of the White Tree.
27 May
The Escort of Arwen leaves Lothlórien.
20 May
Arwen and Elrond come to Lothlórien where they will stay for one week before continuing their journey to Minas Tirith.
1 May
Coronation of King Aragorn Elessar. He bids Faramir to remain Steward of Gondor.
Elrond and Arwen set out from Rivendell.
8 April
The Ring-bearers Samwise and Frodo are honoured on the Field of Cormallen.
6 April
The meeting of Celeborn and Thranduil takes place in the midst of Mirkwood.
28 March
Celeborn crosses the river Anduin and leads an attack on Dol Guldur. Galadriel throws down its walls.
27 March
Bard II and Thorin III Stonehelm drive the enemy from Dale.
25 March
Frodo and Samwise reach the Sammath Naur, the ring is destroyed, and Sauron defeated.
Beginning of the New Year in Gondor.
24 March
The Host of the West set up a camp outside of the Morannon.
23 March
Aragorn dismisses the faint-hearted among the Host of the West and commands them to to liberate Cair Andros.
22 March
Third attack on Lorien.
20 March
Faramir and Éowyn meet in the Houses of Healing.
17 March
Battle of Dale takes place where both King Brand and King Dain Ironfoot die.
Shagrat is slain after bringing Frodo's cloak, mithril shirt and sword to Barad-dûr.
16 March
The Last Debate is held outside Minas Tirith and it is decided that they shall muster an army and fight against Sauron.
15 March
The Witch King breaks the gates of Minas Tirith.
Denethor tries to burn himself and Faramir on a pyre. Faramir is rescued.
The horns of the Rohirrim echo in the sides of Mindolluin at cockcrow. King Théoden of Rohan dies on Pelennor Fields, mortally wounded by the Witch King.
The Battle Under Trees in Mirkwood. Thranduil can drive the enemy from Dol Guldur back.
Second assault on Lothlórien.
14 March
Minas Tirith is besieged.
13 March
Frodo is stabbed by Shelob and subsequently captured by the Orcs of Cirith Ungol.
Aragorn arrives at Pelargir and captures the fleet.
Beregond sees a strange light in the tower of Minas Tirith, being Denethor confronting Sauron.
12 March
Gollum leads Frodo and Sam into Shelob's Lair.
11 March
Denethor sends Faramir to Osgiliath.
Eastern Rohan is invaded from the north.
Orcs of Dol Guldur assail Lothlórien, but they are beaten back.
10 March
The Dawnless Day.
Frodo, Sam and Gollum pass the Cross-roads, and see the Morgul-host set forth, towards Minas Tirith.
The Muster of Rohan takes place. The Rohirrim ride from Harrowdale.
Faramir is rescued by Gandalf and Imrahil outside the gates of the City. He meets Pippin and reports to Denethor.
An army of Orcs from the Morannon takes Cair Andros and passes into Anórien.
9 March
Gandalf and Pippin reach Minas Tirith.
Faramir leaves Henneth Annûn for Cair Andros.
Frodo, Sam and Gollum reach the Morgul Road at dusk.
Darkness begins to flow out of Mordor.
Aragorn sets out from Erech and comes to Calembel.
8 March
Frodo and Sam leave Faramir at Henneth Annûn with Gollum as their guide.
Aragorn takes the Paths of the Dead at daybreak reaching the Stone of Erech at midnight.
7 March
Faramir takes Frodo and Sam to Henneth Annûn. He learns about Frodo carrying the One Ring but does not try to take it.
6 March
Aragorn is overtaken by the Grey Company in the early hours of the day.
Aragorn uses the Orthanc-stone and reveals himself to the enemy.
5 March
Théoden, Gandalf and company reach Isengard and parley with Saruman. Saruman's staff is broken.
Pippin looks into the Orthanc-stone and a short time later a winged Nazgûl passes over the camp. In response, Gandalf sets out with the Hobbit for Minas Tirith.
Frodo hides in sight of the Morannon, and leaves at dusk.
4 March
Gandalf and Erkenbrand show up and finish the Battle of the Hornburg.
The River Isen is restored to its original course.
3 March
Théoden retreats to Helm's Deep, where the Battle of the Hornburg ensues.
The Ents, led by Treebeard, change the course of Isen and complete the destruction of Isengard.
2 March
Frodo, Sam and Gollum finally reach the end of the Dead Marshes.
Gandalf comes to Edoras and heals Théoden. Éomer is released and Théoden holds his sword again.
Second Battle of the Fords of Isen, Erkenbrand is defeated.
Entmoot ends in afternoon. The Ents march on Isengard and reach it at night.
1 March
The Hunters enter Fangorn and meets Gandalf the White. They set out for Edoras.
29 February
Merry and Pippin escape the Orcs and Uruk-hai and meet Treebeard.
27 February
Orc skirmish, Grishnákh leaves. Pippin cuts his rope and drops his brooch.
26 February
The breaking of the Fellowship of the Ring. Merry and Pippin are captured by Orcs from the North, Mordor and Isengard. Boromir is slain trying to protect them and his horn is heard in Minas Tirith. Frodo and Samwise enter the eastern Emyn Muil.
The Three Hunters set out in pursuit of the Uruk-hai at evening.
25 February
First Battle of the Fords of Isen during which Théodred son of Théoden is slain.
The Fellowship passes the Argonath and reaches Nen Hithoel; they camp at Parth Galen.
23 February
The Fellowship are ambushed near Sarn Gebir at night. A frightened Gollum flees to the eastern bank and hides in the Emyn Muil. A flying shadow approaches but Legolas shoots it with the bow of Galadriel.
17 February
Gwaihir bears Gandalf to Lothlórien.
16 February
The Fellowship leave Lothlórien. Gollum observes their departure and follows them as they travel south over the Anduin by boat.
15 February
The Fellowship of the Ring rests in Lórien. Frodo is shown The Mirror of Galadriel.
Gandalf returns to life.
25 January
Gandalf casts down the Balrog from the peak of Celebdil, and passes away afterwards.
23 January
Gandalf pursues the Balrog to the peak of Celebdil.
18 January
Saruman hears of the Fellowship of the Ring and sends a company led by Uglúk to intercept them.
17 January
The Fellowship of the Ring pass the Silverlode and reach the Naith and Cerin Amroth. They come to Caras Galadhon in the evening.
15 January
Gandalf falls from the Bridge of Khazad-Dûm with the balrog "Durin's Bane".
The Fellowship leave Moria and enter Dimrill Dale. Gimli, Frodo and Sam gaze in Mirrormere.
The Fellowship of the Ring find the Chamber of Mazarbul and Balin's Tomb. Gimli takes the Book of Mazarbul.
13 January
The Fellowship is attacked by Wolves in the early hours of the day.
The Fellowship reach the West-gate of Moria at nightfall where they are attacked by the Watcher.
Gollum begins to trail the Ring-bearer.
12 January
Unable to cross the pass of Caradhras, the Fellowship of the Ring return to Hollin. In the night they are attacked by a pack of Wargs.
11 January
The Fellowship of the Ring camps at the foot of the Redhorn Pass. They try to cross the pass at night but are unsuccessful.
8 January
The Fellowship of the Ring reach Hollin and they spot the Crebain.
T.A. 3018
25 December
The Fellowship of the Ring leaves Rivendell.
18 December
The members of the Fellowship of the Ring are chosen.
25 October
Council of Elrond held in Imladris
24 October
Frodo Baggins awakes in Rivendell, recovered from his wound, and meets Gandalf.
Elrond makes a feast where Frodo meets Glóin. Elladan and Elrohir return and talk to Aragorn. Evening at the Hall of Fire where Frodo meets Bilbo Baggins.
20 October
Glorfindel, Strider and the four hobbits reach the Ford of Bruinen where they are attacked by Black Riders. Frodo reaches the other riverside but the Riders are cast back by the water, their horses drown and their robes are destroyed.
18 October
Gandalf reaches Rivendell from the North and sends Shadowfax back to Rohan.
13 October
The four Hobbits and Aragorn cross the Last Bridge and find the beryl left by Glorfindel.
11 October
Glorfindel drives three Riders off the Last Bridge of Mitheithel and pursues them westward. He meets two others who flee southward. He leaves a beryl on the Bridge. He starts looking for the travellers.
9 October
Glorfindel and other High Elves leave Rivendell in search of the Ring-bearer.
6 October
The four Hobbits and Aragorn reach Weathertop at noon. Their camp is raided by the Black Riders at night and Frodo is stabbed with a Morgul Blade by the Witch King.
3 October
Gandalf arrives at Weathertop and leave a marked stone for Aragorn. Gandalf is attacked by the Black Riders at night.
30 September
Crickhollow is raided by three Black Riders in the early hours and Fatty Bolger alerts the village. The Black Riders run away.
29 September
Frodo and his companions reach Bree at night and stay at the Prancing Pony.
Gandalf visits the Gaffer (Hamfast Gamgee).
Strider hides behind the hedge on the Road west of Bree and eavesdrops on "Mr. Underhill". In the inn Frodo arouses attention by his sudden disappearance whereupon Strider warns him to be more careful and reveals himself as being Gandalf's friend.
28 September
Frodo and his companions traverse the Barrow-downs and are captured by a Barrow-wight. Tom Bombadil rescues them, gives them weapons and four ponies and suggests to visit the Prancing Pony at Bree.
Gandalf reaches Sarn Ford.
27 September
Gandalf crosses River Greyflood.
26 September
The four Hobbits encounter the evil tree Old Man Willow and are rescued by Tom Bombadil. They spend the night at Tom's house.
Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin enter the Old Forest leaving Fredegar Bolger behind to impersonate Frodo.
Two Nazgûl come to Bree from the South road.
25 September
The Hobbits reach Farmer Maggot's estates in the afternoon; they meet Merry near the Ferry and Crickhollow in the night.
24 September
Gandalf crosses the River Isen.
The Hobbits encounter the Nazgûl near Woody End but the chanting of approaching elves scare them away. The Hobbits meet Gildor and the High Elves and camp with them during the night.
23 September
One of the Black Riders comes to Hobbiton at nightfall.
Gandalf leaves Rohan after taming Shadowfax.
22 September
The Black Riders reach Sarn Ford and drive off the Rangers guarding it.
Birthday of Frodo Baggins. Merry and Fredegar leave for Crickhollow with a cart of Frodo's belongings.
20 September
Gandalf gains entrance to Edoras and warns Theoden of Saruman. Theoden refuses to listen and sends Gandalf away.
Two covered carts leave Bag End for Frodo's new house in Crickhollow. They convey the furniture and goods that Frodo has not sold by way of the Brandywine Bridge.
19 September
Gandalf arrives at Edoras but is denied entrance.
18 September
The Black Riders cross the Fords of Isen.
Gandalf is rescued by Gwaihir from the top of Orthanc in the early hours.
The Black Riders visit Saruman who lies that Gandalf has "confessed", and gives them directions to the Shire.
10 July
Gandalf imprisoned in Orthanc by Saruman.
4 July
Boromir sets out from Minas Tirith.
22 June
Gandalf meets Radagast.
20 June
Sauron launch an attack on Osgiliath.
Thranduil is attacked in Mirkwood and Gollum escapes.
19 June
Faramir dreams of Isildur's Bane for the first time.
1 May
Aragorn and Gandalf meet at Sarn Ford. Gandalf tells Aragorn of Frodo's plan to leave the Shire.
13 April
Gandalf examines Bilbo's Ring and determines from its inscription that it is the One Ring. He tells Frodo of the Ring's history and Frodo volunteers to leave the Shire in order to secure the Ring.
12 April
Gandalf reaches Hobbiton.
29 March
Gandalf leaves Mirkwood for the Shire.
23 March
Gandalf arrives in Mirkwood and begins the questioning of Gollum.
21 March
Aragorn delivers Gollum as a prisoner to Thranduil of Mirkwood.
T.A. 3017
1 February
Aragorn captures Gollum in the Dead Marshes.
T.A. 3001
23 September
The day after the Birthday Party, Frodo manages the inheritance of Bilbo's belongings, and keeps keen treasure-seekers out of Bag End.
22 September
Bilbo turns 111 and throws the Farewell Party at which he announces his intention to leave the Shire. He leaves behind the One Ring and sets off. Frodo turns 33 and comes of age. He inherits Bag End and all the things Bilbo leaves behind.
T.A. 2994
11 November
A Dwarf (possibly Ori) writes in the Book of Mazarbul about Balin's death the previous day.
10 November
Balin, Lord of Moria, is killed by an Orc archer as he stood to watch in Mirrormere.
T.A. 2980
6 April
Samwise Gamgee is born.
T.A. 2968
22 September
Frodo Baggins is born.
T.A. 2954
Orodruin re-awakens.
T.A. 2953
Last meeting of the White Council.
T.A. 2951
Sauron reveals himself in Mordor and starts to rebuild Barad-dûr.
T.A. 2942
22 June
Bilbo Baggins returns to Bag End after the Quest of Erebor and learns he has been declared dead.
1 May
Bilbo and Gandalf reach Rivendell after their adventures at the Lonely Mountain.
Sauron returns to Mordor.
T.A. 2941
23 November
Battle of Five Armies is fought.Thorin Oakenshield, Fíli and Kíli are slain. Beorn kills Bolg son of Azog.
20 October
Smaug launches an attack on Esgaroth and is killed by Bard the Bowman.
22 September
Thorin and the company arrive in Lake-town.
19 July
Bilbo meets Gollum under the Misty Mountains and finds the One Ring.
27 April
Bilbo starts together with the dwarves and Gandalf his journey to the Lonely Mountain.
26 April
Thirteen dwarves and Gandalf arrive at Bag End. Bilbo learns of the Lonely Mountain and Smaug and agrees to accompany the dwarves and Gandalf on their adventure.
25 April
Gandalf visits Bag End looking for somebody to take part in an adventure but Bilbo rejects the offer.
6 April
Gandalf visits Bag End but Bilbo Baggins is missing. He talks with Holman Greenhand and realises Bilbo is the right person for the Quest for Erebor.
15 March
Thorin Oakenshield meets with Gandalf at the Prancing Pony in Bree. They agree on setting out on the Quest of Erebor.
T.A. 2931
1 March
Aragorn, son of Arathorn, Heir of Isildur, is born.
T.A. 2890
22 September
Bilbo Baggins is born.
T.A. 2841
21 April
Thráin sets out for the Lonely Mountain.
T.A. 2799
The Battle of Azanulbizar is fought and Azog is killed.
T.A. 2770
Destruction of Dale and Erebor by the dragon Smaug.
T.A. 2670
Tobold Hornblower plants Pipe-weed
T.A. 2510
15 April
Battle of the Field of Celebrant
The Balchoth and a great host of Orcs attack the inferior host of Gondor on the Field of Celebrant. All seems lost for Gondor until the Éothéod under leadership of Eorl come to its aid. Together with the Éothéod Gondor is victorious and Cirion, steward of Gondor, gives Calenardhon to Eorl which becomes the later Rohan.
6 April
Eorl the Young sets out with the Éothéod towards Calenardhon.
10 March
Cirion sends Borondir and his companion in search of the Éothéod.
T.A. 2460
Sauron returns to Dol Guldur, The Watchful Peace ends.
T.A. 1999
Erebor founded and the Arkenstone is discovered.
T.A. 1980
The Balrog Durin's Bane is awakened by the Dwarves of Moria killing Durin VI. The Nazgûl return to Mordor.
T.A. 1975
Kingdom of Angmar is destroyed in the Battle of Fornost.
T.A. 1944
13 July
In the last stages of the Disaster of the Morannon, Minohtar is slain by an arrow, and his forces are routed. Eärnil arrives at the battlefield, and is victorious in the Battle of the Camp.
12 July
The Disaster of the Morannon. Death of Ondoher, King of Gondor, and his sons Artamir and Faramir.
9 July
News of the oncoming of the enemy from the south-east reaches Eärnil. He and his Southern Army are already in position, and plan to meet the Wainriders at the river Poros.
T.A. 1601
Creation of the Shire; the count of years in Shire Reckoning begins with year 1.
T.A. 1448
The Sons of Castamir the Usurper and most of the fleet of Gondor flee south and seizes Umbar.
T.A. 1447
Battle of the Crossings of Erui and the Siege of Pelargir. Castamir is killed and Gondor reclaimed by Eldacar.
T.A. 1437
Castamir the Usurper usurps the throne of Gondor.
T.A. 1409
The Witch-king of Angmar invades Arnor.
T.A. 1300
Nazgûl reappear in Middle-earth and the realm of Angmar is founded by the Witch-King.
T.A. 1000
The Istari arrive to Middle-earth around this time.
T.A. 933
Haven of Umbar is taken by Eärnil I.
T.A. 541
Easterlings invade Gondor for the second time and slay King Rómendacil.
T.A. 490
Easterlings invade Gondor.
T.A. 3
Ohtar brings Shards of Narsil to Imladris.
T.A. 2
4 October
Death of Isildur in the Battle of the Gladden Fields. The One Ring is lost in the Gladden river.
5 September
After the victory over Sauron and his stay in Gondor, Isildur sets out for Arnor.
S.A. 3441
Defeat of Sauron and death of Gil-galad and Elendil.
S.A. 3434
Battle of Dagorlad and the Siege of Barad-dûr.
S.A. 3430
The Last Alliance is formed.
S.A. 3429
Sauron takes Minas Ithil and burnes the White Tree.
S.A. 3320
Elendil and his sons, Isildur and Anárion, found Gondor and Arnor.
S.A. 3319
Downfall of Númenor.
S.A. 3310
Ar-Pharazôn begins building the Great Armament, advised by Sauron.
S.A. 3262
Sauron is taken to Númenor as prisoner. He begins corupting the Númenóreans.
S.A. 1700
The Númenóreans defeat Sauron.
S.A. 1697
Eregion destroyed. Elrond founds Rivendell.
S.A. 1693
The Three Rings are hidden and the War of the Elves and Sauron begins.
S.A. 1600
Sauron forges The One Ring and openly proclaims himself.
S.A. 1500
The Rings of Power are constructed.
S.A. 1200
Sauron is turned away by Gil-galad in Lindon.
S.A. 1050
Sauron begins the construction of Barad-dûr.
S.A. 750
The Noldor found the realm of Eregion and begin the construction of Ost-in-Edhil.
S.A. 500
Sauron arises again in Middle-earth.
S.A. 40
Many Dwarves living in the runined cities Belegost and Nogrod migrate to Khazad-dûm.
S.A. 32
The Edain and a few Drúedain reach Númenor and Elros is crowned first King of Númenor.
F.A. 590
Morgoth is cast into the Void.
F.A. 587
The War of Wrath ends. Morgoth is defeated and most parts of Belerian has sunk into the sea.
F.A. 545
The host of the Valar arrives in Beleriand and the War of Wrath begins.
F.A. 542
Eärendil and Elwing arrive in Valinor and ask the Valar for aid the fight against Morgoth.
F.A. 538
Third Kinslaying at the Havens of Sirion. Elwing escapes with the Silmaril into the Sea.
F.A. 534
Eärendil begins his great voyages in the search for Valinor.
F.A. 532
Elrond and Elros are born at the Havens of Sirion.
F.A. 510
Fall of Gondolin.
F.A. 509
Maeglin is captured by Morgoth's spies and betrays Gondolin.
F.A. 506
The Sack of Doriath, also known as the Second Kinslaying, occurs in Doriath.
F.A. 499
Túrin slays Glaurung. Deaths of Túrin and Níniel.
F.A. 498
Turambar and Níniel marry unaware that they are siblings.
F.A. 495
Fall of Nargothrond.
Tuor arrives to Gondolin.
A small stream appears in front of Tuor as a sign from the Vala Ulmo. Tuor follows it into the northern parts of Dor-lómin.
Tuor meets Gelmir and Arminas and they show him the path through the Gate of the Noldor.
Tuor encounters the Vala Ulmo who tells him to find the hidden city Gondolin.
Tuor enters Turgon's hall in Vinyamar and picks up a sword, armour and a shield left behind by Turgon.
Tuor meets the elf Voronwë who agrees to guide him to the hidden gate of Gondolin.
F.A. 491
Tuor escapes thralldom and becomes an outlaw.
F.A. 490
Túrin and Gwindor arrives to Nargothrond.
F.A. 489
Túrin's location on Amon Rûdh is betrayed by Mîm. Túrin is captured by the Orcs and all his men, except for Beleg, are slain.
Beleg rescues Túrin from the Orcs in Taur-nu-Fuin but Túrin accidentally kills Beleg, believing him to be one of the Orcs.
F.A. 488
Tuor is enslaved by Lorgan, chief of the Easterlings of Dor-lómin.
F.A. 484
Túrin flees from Doriath after slaying Saeros.
F.A. 481
Túrin sets out to battle on the marshes of Doriath together with Beleg.
F.A. 473
Havens of the Falas are besieged and captured.
Túrin comes to Doriath and received and fostered by Thingol.
F.A. 472
Nírnaeth Arnoediad, The Battle of Unnumbered Tears, is fought.
Huor and Húrin defend the Pass of Sirion at the Fen of Serech and enable Turgon's escape to Gondolin. Huor is slain and Húrin is captured by Morgoth.
F.A. 469
Beren and Lúthien return to Middle-earth and dwell in Dor Firn-i-Guinar.
F.A. 467
Lúthien dies of grief and pleads with Mandos. Beren and Lúthien returns to life as mortals.
F.A. 466
Beren and Lúthien come to Angband and take a Silmaril from the crown of Morgoth. Beren is slain by Carcharoth.
F.A. 465
Beren sets out on the Quest for the Silmaril. Finrod and Beren are imprisoned in Tol-in-Gaurhoth; Finrod is slain by a werewolf and Beren is rescued by Lúthien.
F.A. 464
Birth of Túrin Turambar in Gwaeron. Beren departs Dorthonion for Doriath and meet Lúthien.
F.A. 457
Sauron captures Minas Tirith.
F.A. 456
Fingolfin challenges Morgoth to single combat and is slain.
F.A. 455
Morgoth breaks the Siege of Angband in Dagor Bragollach.
Angrod, Aegnor and Bregolas die defending Dorthonion.
The army of Finrod Felagund is ambushed and surrounded with a small company of survivors at the Fen of Serech. Barahir comes to their aid and rescues the Elven lord.
The Pass of Aglon is breached. Celegorm and Curufin flee to Nargothrond.
F.A. 423
Hador's folk enter Dor-lómin.
F.A. 422
Forest of Brethil is given to the House of Haleth.
F.A. 402
Orcs attempt to pierce the pass of Aglon but are pushed back.
F.A. 400
Aredhel and Maeglin return to Gondolin. Deaths of Aredhel and Eöl.
F.A. 320
The Edain begin migrating from Estolad to Dorthonion, Hithlum and Talath Dirnen.
Maeglin is born in Nan Elmoth.
F.A. 310
The First House of the Edain, led by Bëor, enter into Beleriand and are discovered by Finrod.
F.A. 260
Glaurung first appeared during the Siege of Angband and claimed Ard-galen. Shortly after he was defeated by Fingon and driven back to Angband. The Long Peace begins.
F.A. 155
Orcs launch an attack on Hithlum but are defeated by Fingolfin's forces.
F.A. 150
Caranthir meets with the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains
F.A. 116
Gondolin completed.
F.A. 102
Nargothrond completed.
F.A. 67
Thingol learns of the Kinslaying and bans Quenya in Beleriand.
F.A. 65
The tower Barad Nimrais is raised on a cape west of Eglarest.
F.A. 64
Turgon moves his people from Nevrast to the hidden valley Tumladen and begins building Gondolin.
F.A. 60
Dagor Aglareb, the Glorious Battle, is fought and the Siege of Angband begins.
Minas Tirith is constructed.
F.A. 53
Turgon discovers the hidden valley of Tumladen.
F.A. 52
Finrod begins the construction of Nargothrond.
F.A. 50
Turgon and Finrod recieve a dream by Ulmo to look for hidden places as a refuge from Morgoth.
F.A. 20
The Feast of Mereth Aderthad is held at Eithel Ivrin.
F.A. 7
The Noldor hold council in Mithrim and select Fingolfin as High-King of the Noldor.
F.A. 5
Fingon rescues Maedhros from Thangorodrim. The feud between the Noldor is healed and Fingolfin becomes High King of the Noldor.
F.A. 2
After having challenged Morgoth at the gates of Angband, and received no response, Fingolfin and his host set up camp on the north shore of Lake Mithrim.
F.A. 1
Men awake in Hildórien.
Y.T. 1500
Creation of the Moon and the Sun.
Y.T. 1498
Dagor-nuin-Gilith (Battle-under-Stars) takes place.
Y.T. 1497
Melkor returns to Angband, and tries to take Beleriand. First Battle of Beleriand is fought during which Denethor is slain. The Noldor return to Middle-earth. Dagor-nuin-Giliath is fought,Fëanor is slain and Maedhros is taken captive by Morgoth.
Y.T. 1496
The Noldor are banished from Valinor.
Y.T. 1495
Fëanor and Fingolfil reconcile at Taniquetil. Melkor and Ungoliant destroy the Two Trees, kill Finwë and steal the Silmarils from Formenos. Noldor swears an oath to regain the Silmarils and depart from Valinor after killing many Teleri for their swanships in the First Kinslaying.
Y.T. 1490
Fëanor is banished from Tirion by the Valar after threatening Fingolfin with his sword. He is followed by his father Finwë and many of the Noldor.
Y.T. 1450
Fëanor completes the construction of the Silmarils and puts the Light of the Trees in them.
Y.T. 1400
Morgoth is released from the Halls of Mandos and begins befriending the Noldor.
Y.T. 1362
Galadriel born.
Y.T. 1350
Denethor leads some of the Nandor into Beleriand and befriends Thingol. They settle in Ossiriand.
Y.T. 1300
Construction of the Halls of Menegroth in Doriath begins. Daeron creates the Certhas Daeron.
Y.T. 1250
The Sindar meet Dwarves of Nogrod and Belegost. Fëanor creates the Tengwar.
Y.T. 1190
Fingolfin born.
Y.T. 1169
Birth of Fëanor. Rúmil of Tirion invents writing, the Sarati.
Y.T. 1162
The Teleri of Tol Eressëa learn the art of ship-building from Ossë and come to Aman. They found the city of Alqualondë with the help of Finwë.
Y.T. 1152
Elwë awakens from the trance and settles in Doriath with the Sindar elves. He decomes known as Thingol.
Y.T. 1150
Olwë and the majority of the Teleri leave Beleriand on Tol Eressëa. The island is anchored in the Bay of Eldamar.
Y.T. 1149
Ulmo returns to bring the Teleri but find many wish to stay behind. Ossë persuades some Elves to stay, among them Círdan, and teaches them shipcraft.
Brithombar is constructed.
Eglarest is constructed.
Y.T. 1142
The White Tree, Galathilion, is given to the Noldor by Yavanna.
Y.T. 1133
The Vanyar and Noldor settle in Eldamar and begin building Tirion on the hill Túna inside Calacirya.
Y.T. 1132
Ulmo brings the island Tol Eressëa to the Bay of Balar and the Vanyar and Noldor are ferried across to Aman. The Teleri stay behind to look for Elwë.
Y.T. 1130
Elwë meets the Maia Melian in Nan Elmoth and is entranced.
Y.T. 1128
The unwilling Teleri arrive in Beleriand.
Y.T. 1125
The Vanyar and Noldor enter Beleriand.
Y.T. 1115
Second Sundering of the Elves. The Elves reach the great river, later called Anduin, and a group of Teleri go south led by Lenwë.
Y.T. 1105
First Sundering of the Elves. The Elves who have answered the summon depart for Aman.
Y.T. 1104
Ingwë, Finwë and Elwë return to Cuiviénen and convince many Elves to accept the summons of the Valar.
Y.T. 1102
Oromë invites three ambassadors of the Elves to Valinor: Ingwë, Finwë and Elwë.
Y.T. 1101
The Valar decide to summon the Elves to dwell in Aman and send Oromë as a messenger.
Y.T. 1100
Melkor is brought back to Valinor in chains and imprisoned in the Halls of Mandos.
Y.T. 1099
Melkor is captured and Utumno destroyed. Sauron escapes capture and continue to dwell in Angband.
Y.T. 1092
The Valar begin the Siege of Utumno.
Y.T. 1090
The Valar march to war against Melkor in the War for Sake of the Elves.
Y.T. 1086
Oromë returns to Valinor and informs the other Valar of the Elves.
Y.T. 1085
Oromë discovers the Elves and calls them Eldar.
Y.T. 1050
Awakening of the Elves in Cuiviénen.