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First Age
Year Event
1 Men awake in Hildórien
2 Fingolfin camps beside Lake Mithrim
5 Fingon rescues Maedhros from Thangorodrim, Fingolfin becomes High King of the Noldor
6 Thingol grants permission for the Noldor to occupy the Northlands
20 The Feast of Mereth Aderthad
50 Ulmo grants visions of hidden places to Finrod and Turgon
52 Nargothrond discovered by Finrod, Minas Tirith constructed
53 Hidden valley of Tumladen discovered by Turgon
60 Dagor Aglareb ("The Glorious Battle"), Siege of Angband begins
64 Turgon removes his people from Nevrast to Tumladen, construction of Gondolin
65 Brithombar and Eglarest constructed
66 Thingol learns of the Silmarils from Galadriel
67 Thingol learns of the Kinslaying at Alqualondë, Quenya forbidden in Beleriand
102 Nargothrond completed
116 Gondolin completed
150 Caranthir meets with the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains
155 Orcs attack Hithlum
260 Glaurung defeated, Long Peace begins
262 Bëor born
282 Marach born
289 Baran born
292 Belen born
307 Malach born
310 Men of the House of Bëor enter Beleriand and are discovered by Finrod. Imlach born
311 The Haladin enter Beleriand
313 Marach enters Beleriand
315 Haldad born, Boron born
316 Beldir born, Aredhel leaves Gondolin and weds Eöl
317 Baranor born
320 Maeglin born
322 Malach settles in Hithlum
336 Malach leaves Hithlum
337 Amlach born, Malach weds Zimrahin
338 Boromir born
339 Adanel born, Belemir born
340 Bereg born, Belegor born
341 Magor born, Haleth and Haldar born
355 Death of Bëor
359 Bregor born
361 Andreth born
365 Hathol born, Beril born, Bereg returns to Eriador
366 Haldan born
374 Beren born
375 Deaths of Haldad and Haldar
376 Death of Marach
380 Death of Baran
386 Bregil born
389 Hirwen born
390 Hador born, Halmir born
397 Gilwen born
398 Death of Malach
400 Bregolas born, Aredhel and Maeglin return to Gondolin. Deaths of Aredhel and Eöl
402 Barahir born. Battle of Aglon Pass
404 Hiril born
406 Emeldir born
408 Death of Boron
409 Brandir born, Conversation of Finrod and Andreth
411 Beldis born
414 Haldir born
415 Glóredhel born
417 Galdor born, Beleth born
418 Hundar born
419 Gundor born
420 Death of Haleth. Hareth born. Hador dwells in Hithlum
422 Forest of Brethil given to the House of Haleth
423 The House of Hador is given the lands of Dor-lómin to dwell in
424 Baragund born
428 Belegund born
432 Beren Erchamion born, Death of Boromir
436 Galdor weds Hareth
441 Húrin born, Handir born
443 Morwen born, Hunleth born
444 Huor born
447 Hundad born
448 Death of Bregor
450 Rían born
451 Death of Haldan
455 Morgoth breaks the Siege of Angband, Dagor Bragollach ("Battle of Sudden Flame"). Deaths of Fingolfin, Angrod, Aegnor, Hador, Gundor, and Bregolas, Fingon becomes High King of the Noldor, Gil-galad sent to the Falas, Húrin and Huor enter Gondolin
457 Sauron captures Minas Tirith, Húrin and Huor depart Gondolin. Barahir and his outlaws in Dorthonion, Orcs defeated in the Forest of Brethil, Húrin and Huor leave Gondolin
460 Deaths of Barahir, Belegund, Baragund, and all the outlaws save Beren Erchamion
462 Death of Galdor. Orcs invade Beleriand
463 Easterlings swear false loyalty to Maedhros
464 Túrin born. Beren leaves Dorthonion, meets Lúthien
465 Brandir born. Quest for the Silmaril. Death of Finrod
466 Lalaith born. Silmaril taken from Morgoth. First death of Beren Erchamion
467 First death of Lúthien. Lúthien sings Beren back from Mandos
468 Hunthor born, Thingol refuses to join the Union of Maedhros
469 Death of Lalaith. Orcs driven from Beleriand. Beren and Lúthien return to Middle-earth
470 Dior born, Hardang born
471 Death of Halmir, Huor weds Rían
472 Nirnaeth Arnoediad ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears"), Year of Lamentation. Tuor born. Deaths of Fingon, Huor, Glóredhel, Azaghâl, Haldir, Hundar and Rían. Turgon becomes High King of the Noldor
473 Nienor born, Túrin sent to Doriath. Fall of the Falas, Havens of Sirion constructed
482 Túrin and Beleg in Doriath
484 Death of Saeros, Túrin leaves Doriath
487 Túrin an outlaw on Amon Rûdh
488 Tuor enslaved
489 Túrin and Beleg on Amon Rûdh, Death of Beleg
490 Gwindor leads Túrin to Nargothrond, Túrin becomes captain of Nargothrond
491 Tuor escapes and becomes an outlaw
494 Morwen and Nienor flee to Doriath
495 Battle of the Crossings of the Taeglin, Battle of Tumhalad, Tuor comes to Nevrast. Sack of Nargothrond by Glaurung. Deaths of Finduilas, Orodreth, Gwindor, and Handir
496 Túrin comes to Brethil, Tuor comes to Gondolin, Nienor loses memory and is given the name Níniel
497 Dior weds Nimloth
498 Túrin weds Níniel
499 Deaths of Glaurung, Brandir, Hunthor, Nienor and Túrin
500 Eluréd and Elurín born. Release of Húrin. Death of Morwen
501 Húrin comes to Doriath, Deaths of Húrin and Hardang
502 Dwarves of Nogrod set the Silmaril in the Nauglamír, death of Thingol, Melian returns to Valinor.
503 Eärendil born, Elwing born. Battle of the Thousand Caves, Battle of Sarn Athrad, Lúthien wears the Silmaril. Dior and his family come to Menegroth. Final deaths of Beren and Lúthien. Dior receives the Nauglamír and Silmaril
505 Demand made for the Silmaril
506 Second Kinslaying at Menegroth. Deaths of Dior, Nimloth, Celegorm, Curufin, and Caranthir. Eluréd and Elurín are abandoned to die. Elwing comes to the Havens of Sirion with the Silmaril
509 Maeglin captured and tortured
510 Fall of Gondolin. Deaths of Turgon, Ecthelion, Glorfindel, Maeglin, and Gothmog. Ereinion Gil-galad becomes High King of the Noldor
511 Gondolin refugees arrive at the Havens of Sirion
512 Maedhros learns a Silmaril is at the Havens of Sirion, but forswears the Oath of Fëanor
525 Eärendil weds Elwing, Tuor and Idril depart for Valinor
532 Elrond and Elros born
534 Eärendil searchs for Valinor
538 Third Kinslaying at the Havens of Sirion. Death of Amrod. Elrond and Elros are taken captive by Maglor. Elwing escapes with the Silmaril into the Sea. Ulmo gives her the form of a white bird and she reunites with Eärendil aboard Vingilótë
540 Morgoth controls all of Beleriand
542 Eärendil and Elwing come to Valinor
543 Teleri build great ships for the Host of Valinor
545 Host of Valinor lands in Beleriand
587 Destruction of Beleriand, death of Ancalagon. Death of Maedhros
590 Morgoth thrust from Arda. Host of Valinor departs Middle-earth