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The system of reckoning dates unique to the [[Hobbits of the Shire]], based on the founding of that land in [[Third Age|T.A.]] 1601. The [[Shire-hobbits]] reckoned this as year 1. So, years of the Third Age can be converted to [[Shire-years]] by subtracting 1600 (e.g. the [[Downfall of Barad-dûr]] occurred in III 3019, but in the Shire this was counted as the year 1419).
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The '''Shire-reckoning''' ([[Gondor Sindarin]]: '''''Genediad Drannail'''''<ref>{{SD|Epilogue}}</ref>) was the calendar system used by the [[Hobbits]] in [[the Shire]] and (eventually) in [[Bree]].
  
The [[Shire-folk]] took no account of the change of Age in III 3021. While the other peoples of [[Middle-earth]] considered this to be the first year of the [[Fourth Age]], in the [[Shire]] it was simply 1421.
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In Bree, Year 1 corresponded to {{TA|1300}}, however the Shire-reckoning counted as Year 1 the year that colonization of the Shire began by the [[Bree-hobbits]] [[Marcho]] and [[Blanco]]. Therefore, years of the Third Age can be converted to Shire-years by subtracting 1600.
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The last year of the Third Age was year {{SR|1421}}. In the New Reckoning of King [[Elessar]], the year 1 of the Fourth Age the year began on [[March 25]], old style.  The Hobbits mostly ignored the change and so for them {{FoA|1}} was just 1422.
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==See also==
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*[[Shire Calendar]]
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[[Category: Middle-earth Calendars]]
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[[de:Auenland-Kalender]]
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[[fr:encyclo/chronologie/comput_de_la_comte]]
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[[fi:Konnunlasku]]

Revision as of 08:30, 6 November 2012

The Shire-reckoning (Gondor Sindarin: Genediad Drannail[1]) was the calendar system used by the Hobbits in the Shire and (eventually) in Bree.

In Bree, Year 1 corresponded to T.A. 1300, however the Shire-reckoning counted as Year 1 the year that colonization of the Shire began by the Bree-hobbits Marcho and Blanco. Therefore, years of the Third Age can be converted to Shire-years by subtracting 1600.

The last year of the Third Age was year S.R. 1421. In the New Reckoning of King Elessar, the year 1 of the Fourth Age the year began on March 25, old style. The Hobbits mostly ignored the change and so for them Fo.A. 1 was just 1422.

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part One: The End of the Third Age: XI. The Epilogue"