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CHRONOLOGY OF MIDDLE-EARTH
This chronology of Middle-earth is taken from the more
Eru, the One, creates the world with the help of the Valar, his
Many of the elves are brought by the Valar to the Blessed
Realm. Morgoth steals three beautiful gems, the Silmarils,
from the elves and carries them back to Middle-earth. A host of
elves follow him to recover the jewels.
At this time, men are created. The Dunedain, a noble race of
0-40 The Dunedain are given the island of Numenor to settle.
1000 Sauron, Morgoth's servant, builds a stronghold in
1500 Elves, deceived by Sauron, forge the Rings of Power.
1600 Sauron forges the One Ring.
1693-1700 War erupts between the elves and Sauron, In 1697,
3262 Numenoreans capture Sauron, who has risen again.
3262-3319 Sauron succeeds in corrupting the Numenoreans,
3320 Elendil, who has led a few faithful Numenoreans to
3429-3441 Elves and men form an alliance against Sauron,
2 Isildur is slain by orcs; Sauron's Ring is lost.
1050 Hobbits first appear. Around this time, wizards also
1409-1974 Arnor falls in a war against the ringwraiths. The
1975 Ringwraiths are defeated in the North.
1981 Dwarves flee Moria after a Balrog appears.
1999 Dwarf kingdom under the Lonely Mountain is founded.
2000 Ringwraiths begin war against Gondor.
2050 Rule of stewards in Gondor begins.
2460 Sauron (the Necromancer) appears in Dol Guldor in
2463 White Council is formed. Gollum finds the Ring. Orcs
2770 Smaug descends on the dwarf kingdom in the Lonely
2890 Bilbo is born.
2931 Aragorn is born.
2941 Bilbo sets out on his adventure with the dwarves and
2942 Bilbo returns to the Shire. Sauron returns to Mordor.
2951 Aragorn and Arwen first meet.
2957-2980 Aragorn, incognito, joins first the men of Rohan,
2968 Frodo is born.
3001 Bilbo holds a farewell birthday party.