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Third Age

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It lasted for 3021 years, until Sauron was again defeated, this time finally, when his [[The One Ring|Ruling Ring]] was destroyed. When [[Elrond]] and the [[Three Rings]] left Middle-earth for the [[Valinor|Uttermost West]], the [[Fourth Age]] began.
 
It lasted for 3021 years, until Sauron was again defeated, this time finally, when his [[The One Ring|Ruling Ring]] was destroyed. When [[Elrond]] and the [[Three Rings]] left Middle-earth for the [[Valinor|Uttermost West]], the [[Fourth Age]] began.
 
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==Periods and events of the Third Age==
 
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*[[Great Plague]] (1635)
=== See Also ===
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*[[Watchful Peace]] (2063)
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*[[Long Winter]]
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*[[Fell Winter (Third Age)]] (2911)
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*[[Quest for Mount Doom]]
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===Conflicts===
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(Only isolated battles are mentioned; battles being part of larger campaigns are not)
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*[[Battle of the Gladden Fields]] (2)
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*[[Angmar War]] (1409-1974)
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*[[Kin-strife]] (1442)
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*[[Corsair Wars]] (1447-3019
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*[[Wainrider/Balchoth War]] (1851-2510)
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*[[Uruk-hai attack on Osgiliath]] (2475)
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*[[Battle of Greenfields]] (2747)
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*[[War of the Dwarves and Dragons]] (2570-2589)
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*[[Sack of Erebor]] (2770)
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*[[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] (2793)
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*[[Attack on Dol Guldur]] (2941)
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*[[Battle of Five Armies]] (2941)
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*[[War of the Ring]] (3018)
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== See Also ==
 
* [[Timeline]]
 
* [[Timeline]]
 
* [[Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age]]
 
* [[Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age]]

Revision as of 11:39, 27 June 2012

The name Third Age refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Third Age (disambiguation).
The History of Arda
Ainulindalë
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Years of the Sun
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Timeline of Arda

The Third Age began after the first downfall of Sauron, when he was defeated by the Last Alliance of Elves and Men following the downfall of Númenor.

This age was characterized by the waning of the Elves, the rise and decline of the exiled Númenorean kingdoms, and the slow recovery of Sauron's power.

It lasted for 3021 years, until Sauron was again defeated, this time finally, when his Ruling Ring was destroyed. When Elrond and the Three Rings left Middle-earth for the Uttermost West, the Fourth Age began.

Periods and events of the Third Age

Conflicts

(Only isolated battles are mentioned; battles being part of larger campaigns are not)

See Also