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A Timeline of the life of Frodo Baggins in the Third Age.

Contents

2968

  • September 22: Birth of Frodo.

2980

2989

  • Frodo is adopted by Bilbo Baggins and moves to Bag End around this time.

3001

  • September 22: Frodo comes of age and inherits Bag End from Bilbo.

3004

  • Gandalf visits Frodo in the Shire several times over the next four years.

3008

  • Gandalf visits Frodo for the last time for many years.

3018

  • April 12: Gandalf arrives at Bag End.
  • April 13: Frodo learns he has the One Ring and decides to leave the Shire.
  • September 22: Frodo turns 50.
  • September 23: Frodo leaves Bag End.
  • September 24: Frodo is nearly caught twice by one of the Nazgul and meets Gildor in the Woody End.
  • September 25: Frodo learns of his friends' intention to accompany him.
  • September 26: Frodo and his companions travel through the Old Forest and come to the House of Tom Bombadil.
  • September 28: The Hobbits are trapped by a Barrow-wight. Frodo resists putting on the Ring.
  • September 29: Frodo meets Aragorn in Bree.
  • October 6: Frodo is wounded by the Witch-king at Weathertop.
  • October 20: Frodo crosses the Ford of Bruinen pursued by the Nazgul.
  • October 23: Elrond removes the sliver of the Morgul-blade from Frodo's body.
  • October 24: Frodo wakes in Rivendell.
  • October 25: At the Council of Elrond, Frodo volunteers to take the Ring to Mordor.
  • December 25: Frodo and the Fellowship leave Rivendell.

3019

  • January 13: The Fellowship enters Moria.
  • January 15: Gandalf battles the Balrog and falls into shadow. The Fellowship enters Lothlorien.
  • January 17: Frodo meets Galadriel.
  • February 14: Frodo looks into the Mirror of Galadriel.
  • February 16: Frodo and the Fellowship leave Lorien.
  • February 26: At Amon Hen, Boromir tries to take the Ring. Frodo decides to go to Mordor alone but is followed by Sam.
  • February 29: Frodo meets Gollum and spares his life.
  • March 1-2: Gollum leads the Hobbits through the Dead Marshes.
  • March 5: The Hobbits reach the Black Gate and realize it's impassable. Frodo agrees to follow Gollum to a secret way into Mordor.
  • March 7: Frodo meets Faramir, brother of Boromir.
  • March 8: Frodo asks Faramir to spare Gollum's life at the Forbidden Pool. The Hobbits part company with Faramir in the morning.
  • March 9: The Hobbits reach the Morgul-road at dusk.
  • March 10: The Hobbits reach the Cross-roads and continue to the Morgul Vale. Frodo sees the Witch-king leading an army from Minas Morgul and resists putting on the Ring.
  • March 12: Gollum leads Frodo and Sam into Shelob's Lair.
  • March 13: Frodo is wounded by Shelob and is taken prisoner by Orcs to the Tower of Cirith Ungol.
  • March 14: Sam finds Frodo in the Tower of Cirith Ungol.
  • March 15: Frodo and Sam escape from the Tower.
  • March 16: Frodo and Sam look toward Mount Doom from the Morgai.
  • March 18: Frodo and Sam are forced to join a company of Orcs marching toward Udun.
  • March 19: Frodo and Sam escape from the Orcs and continue on.
  • March 22: Frodo and Sam leave the road and turn south toward Mount Doom.
  • March 23: The Hobbits cast away their gear.
  • March 24: The Hobbits reach the foot of Mount Doom.
  • March 25: Frodo reaches the Cracks of Doom and claims the Ring for himself. Gollum bites off Frodo's finger and falls into the fiery chasm. The Ring is destroyed.
  • April 6: Frodo and Sam are honored at the Field of Cormallen.
  • May 1: Frodo carries the crown at Aragorn's coronation.
  • July 15: Arwen tells Frodo that he may pass into the West in her stead.
  • October 6: Frodo feels pain in his shoulder on the anniversary of his confrontation with the Witch-king.
  • October 30: The Hobbits arrive at the Brandywine Bridge.
  • November 3: The Battle of Bywater. Frodo says that Saruman's life should be spared, but the Wizard is killed by Grima.
  • November 4: Frodo agrees to be Deputy Mayor.

3020

  • March 13: Frodo is ill on the anniversary of his encounter with Shelob.
  • May 1: Sam marries Rosie Cotton and moves into Bag End.
  • Mid-year's day: Frodo resigns as Deputy Mayor.
  • October 6: Frodo is ill again.

3021

  • March 13: Frodo is ill again.
  • September 21: Frodo and Sam set out for the Grey Havens.
  • September 22: Frodo meets Galadriel and Elrond in the Woody End.
  • September 29: Frodo sails into the West to the Undying Lands.