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The Lord of the Rings Background: Brief Timeline
(Dates according the Tolkien's History and so may differ from the films)


Valian Years of Trees:
- 1362: Galadriel is born in Valinor
- 1500: Galadriel leaves Valinor for Middle Earth


First Age:
- 528: Elrond is born
- 590: End of the First Age


Second Age:
- @1590: The three Elven Rings are forged.
- @1600: Sauron forges the One Ring in secret.
- @3150: Elendil is born.
- 3209: Isildur is born.
- 3430: Last Alliance of Elves and Men is formed
- 3441: Sauron is defeated, but Gil-galad and Elendil perish; End of the Second Age


Third Age:
- 2: Isildur is betrayed by the One Ring and killed at Gladden Fields.
- 241: Arwen is born.
- @1000: The Istari (Gandalf and Saruman) appear in Middle Earth.
- 1981: The Dwarves abandon Moria.
- 2463: Sméagol kills Déagol and claims the One Ring, which Déagol had found.
- 2470: Sméagol hides under the Misty Mountains.
- 2879: Gimli is born.
- 2890: Bilbo is born.
- 2930: Denethor is born.
- 2931: Aragorn is born.
- 2941: Bilbo sets out with Gandalf and the Dwarves on his adventure. He finds the Ring.
- 2948: Théoden is born.
- 2968: Frodo is born.
- 2978: Boromir is born.
- 2982: Merry is born.
- 2983: Faramir is born.
- 2984: Denethor becomes Steward of Gondor.
- 2989: Balin renews the Dwarven colony in Moria.
- 2990: Pippin is born.
- 2991: Éomer is born.
- 2994: Balin is killed and the Dwarven colony in Moria is wiped out.
- 2995: Eowyn is born.
- 3019: Frodo's quest and the War of the Ring (Events depicted in The Lord of the Rings)
- 3021: Bilbo, Frodo, Elrond, Galadriel and Gandalf sail into the West; End of the Third Age


Fourth Age:
- 63: Éomer dies.
- 80: Faramir dies.
- 120: Aragorn dies. Gimli and Legolas sail into the West.






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