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{{History of Arda}}
 
{{History 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]].  
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The '''Third Age''', often abbreviated to '''T.A.''', 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.
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This age was characterized by the rise and decline of the exiled Númenorean kingdoms, the slow recovery of Sauron's power, and, also known as the '''Fading Years''', the waning of the [[Elves]].
  
It lasted for 3021 years, until Sauron was again defeated, this time finally, when his [[One Ring|Ruling Ring]] was destroyed. When [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] and [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] left Middle-earth for the [[Valinor|Uttermost West]], the [[Fourth Age]] began.
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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.
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==Periods and events of the Third Age==
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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)
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*[[Battle of the Gladden Fields]] (2)
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*Division of [[Arnor]] (861)
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*Arrival of the [[Wizards]] (c. 1000)
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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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*Founding of the [[Shire]] (1600)
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*[[Great Plague]] (1635)
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*[[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)
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*[[Uruk-hai attack on Osgiliath]] (2475)
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*Founding of [[Rohan]] (2510)
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*[[War of the Dwarves and Dragons]] (2570-2589)
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*[[Thrór]] re-establishes Erebor (2590)
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*[[Sack of Erebor]] (2770)
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*[[Battle of Greenfields]] (2747)
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*[[Long Winter]] (2758)
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*[[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] (2793)
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*[[Fell Winter (Third Age)]] (2911)
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*[[Attack on Dol Guldur]] (2941)
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*[[Battle of Five Armies]] (2941)
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*[[Balin's Colony]] of Moria (2989-2994)
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*[[War of the Ring]] (3018)
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*[[Quest for Mount Doom]]
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*Departure of the [[White Ship]] and end of the Third Age (3021)
  
=== See Also ===
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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]]
  
 
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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, often abbreviated to T.A., 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 rise and decline of the exiled Númenorean kingdoms, the slow recovery of Sauron's power, and, also known as the Fading Years, the waning of the Elves.

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