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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==
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==Major 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)
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!1st millennium ||
 
*[[Battle of the Gladden Fields]] (2)
 
*[[Battle of the Gladden Fields]] (2)
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*Division of [[Arnor]] (861)
 
*Division of [[Arnor]] (861)
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*Arrival of the [[Wizards]] (c. 1000)
 
*Arrival of the [[Wizards]] (c. 1000)
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!2nd millennium ||
 
*[[Angmar War]] (1409-1974)
 
*[[Angmar War]] (1409-1974)
 
*[[Kin-strife]] (1442)
 
*[[Kin-strife]] (1442)
 
*[[Corsair Wars]] (1447-3019
 
*[[Corsair Wars]] (1447-3019
*Founding of the [[Shire]] (1600)
 
*[[Great Plague]] (1635)
 
 
*[[Wainrider/Balchoth War]] (1851-2510)
 
*[[Wainrider/Balchoth War]] (1851-2510)
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*Founding of the [[Shire]] (1600)
 
*Dissolution of Arnor (1974)
 
*Dissolution of Arnor (1974)
 
*Evacuation of [[Moria]] (1981)
 
*Evacuation of [[Moria]] (1981)
 
*[[Thráin I]] establishes the Kingdom of [[Erebor]] (1999)
 
*[[Thráin I]] establishes the Kingdom of [[Erebor]] (1999)
*Death of [[Earnur]] and end of Kingship of [[Gondor]] (2050)
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*[[Watchful Peace]] (2063)
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*[[Great Plague]] (1635)
*The [[One Ring]] is found (c. 2463)
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!3rd millennium ||
 
*[[Uruk-hai attack on Osgiliath]] (2475)
 
*[[Uruk-hai attack on Osgiliath]] (2475)
*Founding of [[Rohan]] (2510)
 
 
*[[War of the Dwarves and Dragons]] (2570-2589)
 
*[[War of the Dwarves and Dragons]] (2570-2589)
*[[Thrór]] re-establishes Erebor (2590)
 
*[[Sack of Erebor]] (2770)
 
 
*[[Battle of Greenfields]] (2747)
 
*[[Battle of Greenfields]] (2747)
*[[Long Winter]] (2758)
 
 
*[[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] (2793)
 
*[[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] (2793)
*[[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)
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*Death of [[Earnur]] and end of Kingship of [[Gondor]] (2050)
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*Founding of [[Rohan]] (2510)
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*[[Thrór]] re-establishes Erebor (2590)
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*[[Sack of Erebor]] (2770)
 
*[[Balin's Colony]] of Moria (2989-2994)
 
*[[Balin's Colony]] of Moria (2989-2994)
*[[War of the Ring]] (3018)
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*[[Quest for Mount Doom]]
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*[[Watchful Peace]] (2063)
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*The [[One Ring]] is found (c. 2463)
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*[[Long Winter]] (2758)
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*[[Fell Winter (Third Age)]] (2911)
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!4rth millennium ||
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*[[War of the Ring]] (3018-3019)
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*Return of the King and the [[Reunited Kingdom]] (3019)
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*[[Quest for Mount Doom]] (3018-3019)
 
*Departure of the [[White Ship]] and end of the Third Age (3021)
 
*Departure of the [[White Ship]] and end of the Third Age (3021)
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 13:23, 8 May 2013

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
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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.

Major events of the Third Age

Military[note 1] Political Other
1st millennium
2nd millennium
  • Founding of the Shire (1600)
  • Dissolution of Arnor (1974)
  • Evacuation of Moria (1981)
  • Thráin I establishes the Kingdom of Erebor (1999)
3rd millennium
4rth millennium

See Also


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