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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.
 
==Periods and events of the Third Age==
 
==Periods and events of the Third Age==
*[[Great Plague]] (1635)
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(Only wars and isolated battles are mentioned as events; for battles being part of larger campaigns, look the campaigns' respective articles)
*[[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 wars and isolated battles are mentioned here; for battles being part of larger campaigns, look the campaigns' respective articles)
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*[[Battle of the Gladden Fields]] (2)
 
*[[Battle of the Gladden Fields]] (2)
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*Division of [[Arnor]] (861)
 
*[[Angmar War]] (1409-1974)
 
*[[Angmar War]] (1409-1974)
 
*[[Kin-strife]] (1442)
 
*[[Kin-strife]] (1442)
 
*[[Corsair Wars]] (1447-3019
 
*[[Corsair Wars]] (1447-3019
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*Founding of the [[Shire]] (1600)
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*[[Great Plague]] (1635)
 
*[[Wainrider/Balchoth War]] (1851-2510)
 
*[[Wainrider/Balchoth War]] (1851-2510)
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*Dissolution of Arnor (1974)
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*Evacuation of [[Moria]] (1981)
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*[[Thráin I]] establishes the Kingdom of [[Erebor]] (1999)
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*Death of [[Earnur]] and end of Kingship of [[Gondor]] (2050)
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*[[Watchful Peace]] (2063)
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*The [[One Ring]] is found (c. 2463)
 
*[[Uruk-hai attack on Osgiliath]] (2475)
 
*[[Uruk-hai attack on Osgiliath]] (2475)
*[[Battle of Greenfields]] (2747)
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*Founding of [[Rohan]] (2510)
 
*[[War of the Dwarves and Dragons]] (2570-2589)
 
*[[War of the Dwarves and Dragons]] (2570-2589)
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*[[Thrór]] re-establishes Erebor (2590)
 
*[[Sack of Erebor]] (2770)
 
*[[Sack of Erebor]] (2770)
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*[[Battle of Greenfields]] (2747)
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*[[Long Winter]] (2758)
 
*[[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] (2793)
 
*[[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] (2793)
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*[[Fell Winter (Third Age)]] (2911)
 
*[[Attack on Dol Guldur]] (2941)
 
*[[Attack on Dol Guldur]] (2941)
 
*[[Battle of Five Armies]] (2941)
 
*[[Battle of Five Armies]] (2941)
 
*[[War of the Ring]] (3018)
 
*[[War of the Ring]] (3018)
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*[[Quest for Mount Doom]]
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 22:35, 30 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).
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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

(Only wars and isolated battles are mentioned as events; for battles being part of larger campaigns, look the campaigns' respective articles)

See Also