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Third Age 2883

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Third Age 2883 (abbreviated to T.A. 2883) is the 2883rd year of the Sun of the Third Age of Middle-earth. Third Age 2883 was also known as S.R. 1283 in Shire-reckoning.

Notable events in this year include:

[edit] Calculation of the Date

Fortinbras Took II married Lalia in S.R. 1314 when she was 31 years old.[1] Subtracting 31 from 1314 places Lalia's birth in 1283 by the Shire Reckoning; adding 1600 converts the year to the reckoning of the Elves and the Dúnedain.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 214, (undated, written late 1958 or early 1959)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits"