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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]].
 
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. In the meantime the [[Elves]] and [[Dwarves]] and other peoples did little new; also known as the '''Fading Years''', the [[Age]] marked the waning of the [[Elves]].
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This age was characterized by the rise and decline of the exiled Númenorean kingdoms, in contrast to the slow recovery of Sauron's power. In the meantime the [[Elves]], [[Dwarves]] and other peoples did little new; also known as the '''Fading Years''', the [[Age]] marked the waning of the [[Elves]].
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It lasted for 3021 years, only ending after the defeat of Sauron had finally and utterly been achieved by destroying his [[The One Ring|Ruling Ring]]. With the One Ring gone, the power of three rings waned and the realms that had been preserved by them began to fade. These events prompted many of the [[Eldar]] remaining in [[Middle-earth]] to sail for the [[Uttermost West]], and so much memory and beauty were lost to Middle-earth for ever. With the [[Last Riding of the Keepers]] the [[Fourth Age]] began.
  
It lasted for 3021 years, until Sauron was again defeated, this time, for once and for all, when his [[The One Ring|Ruling Ring]] was destroyed. This was a gamble for [[the Wise]] because they preserved the [[Free peoples]] and destroyed much evil. But then the last greatest of the [[Eldar]] remaining in [[Middle-earth]] left for the [[Uttermost West]], and much good and beauty were lost to Middle-earth for ever. With the [[Last Riding of the Keepers]] the [[Fourth Age]] began.
 
 
==Major events of the Third Age==
 
==Major events of the Third Age==
 
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*[[Disaster of the Gladden Fields]] (2)
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*[[Disaster of the Gladden Fields]] ([[Third Age 2|2]])
 
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*Division of [[Arnor]] (861)
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*Division of [[Arnor]] ([[Third Age 861|861]])
 
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*Arrival of the [[Wizards]] (c. 1000)
 
*Arrival of the [[Wizards]] (c. 1000)
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!|2nd millennium  
 
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*[[Angmar War]] (1409-1974)
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*[[Angmar War]] ([[Third Age 1409|1409]]-[[Third Age 1974|1974]])
*[[Kin-strife]] (1442)
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*[[Kin-strife]] ([[Third Age 1432|1432]]-[[Third Age 1447|1447]])
 
*[[Corsair Wars]] (1448-3019)
 
*[[Corsair Wars]] (1448-3019)
 
*[[Wainrider/Balchoth War]] (1851-2510)
 
*[[Wainrider/Balchoth War]] (1851-2510)
 
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*Founding of the [[Shire]] (1600)
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*Founding of the [[Shire]] ([[Third Age 1601|1601]])
*Dissolution of Arnor (1974)
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*Dissolution of Arnor ([[Third Age 1974|1974]])
*Evacuation of [[Moria]] (1981)
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*Evacuation of [[Moria]] ([[Third Age 1981|1981]])
*[[Thráin I]] establishes the Kingdom of [[Erebor]] (1999)
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*[[Thráin I]] establishes the Kingdom of [[Erebor]] ([[Third Age 1999|1999]])
 
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*[[Great Plague]] (1635)
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*[[Great Plague]] ([[Third Age 1635|1635]])
 
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!|3rd millennium
 
!|3rd millennium
 
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*[[Second Fall of Minas Ithil]] (2002)
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*[[Second Fall of Minas Ithil]] ([[Third Age 2002|2002]])
*[[Ruin of Osgiliath]] (2475)
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*[[Ruin of Osgiliath]] ([[Third Age 2475|2475]])
 
*[[War of the Dwarves and Dragons]] (2570-2589)
 
*[[War of the Dwarves and Dragons]] (2570-2589)
*[[Battle of Greenfields]] (2747)
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*[[Battle of Greenfields]] ([[Third Age 2747|2747]])
*[[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] (2793)
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*[[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] ([[Third Age 2793|2793]])
*[[Attack on Dol Guldur]] (2941)
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*[[Attack on Dol Guldur]] ([[Third Age 2941|2941]])
*[[Battle of Five Armies]] (2941)
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*[[Battle of Five Armies]] ([[Third Age 2941|2941]])
 
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*Death of [[Earnur]] and end of Kingship of [[Gondor]] (2050)
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*Death of [[Earnur]] and end of Kingship of [[Gondor]] ([[Third Age 2050|2050]])
*[[Thorin I]] leaves Erebor and joins the [[Dwarves of the Grey Mountains]] (2210)  
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*[[Thorin I]] leaves Erebor and joins the [[Dwarves of the Grey Mountains]] ([[Third Age 2210|2210]])  
*[[Oath of Cirion|Founding]] of [[Rohan]] (2510)
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*[[Oath of Cirion|Founding]] of [[Rohan]] ([[Third Age 2510|2510]])
*[[Thrór]] re-establishes Erebor (2590)
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*[[Thrór]] re-establishes Erebor ([[Third Age 2590|2590]])
*[[Saruman]] occupies [[Orthanc]] (2759)
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*[[Saruman]] occupies [[Orthanc]] ([[Third Age 2759|2759]])
*[[Sack of Erebor]] (2770)
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*[[Sack of Erebor]] ([[Third Age 2770|2770]])
*Dwarves establish [[Thorin's Halls]] (2802)
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*Dwarves establish [[Thorin's Halls]] ([[Third Age 2802|2802]])
*Restoration of [[Kingdom Under the Mountain|Erebor]] (2941)
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*Restoration of [[Kingdom Under the Mountain|Erebor]] ([[Third Age 2941|2941]])
*Establishent of the [[Kingdom of Dale]] (2944)
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*Establishent of the [[Kingdom of Dale]] ([[Third Age 2944|2944]])
 
*[[Balin's Colony]] of Moria (2989-2994)
 
*[[Balin's Colony]] of Moria (2989-2994)
 
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*[[Watchful Peace]] (2063)
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*[[Watchful Peace]] ([[Third Age 2063|2063]])
*[[The One Ring]] is found (c. 2463)
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*[[The One Ring]] is found (c. [[Third Age 2463|2463]])
*[[Long Winter]] (2758)
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*[[Long Winter]] ([[Third Age 2758|2758]])
*[[Fell Winter (Third Age)]] (2911)
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*[[Fell Winter (Third Age)]] ([[Third Age 2911|2911]])
 
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!|4th millennium
 
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*[[War of the Ring]] (3018-3019)
 
*[[War of the Ring]] (3018-3019)
 
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*Return of the King and the [[Reunited Kingdom]] (3019)
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*Return of the King and the [[Reunited Kingdom]] ([[Third Age 3019|3019]])
 
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*[[Quest of the Ring]] (3018-3019)
 
*[[Quest of the Ring]] (3018-3019)
*Departure of the [[White Ship]] and end of the Third Age (3021)
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*Departure of the [[White Ship]] and end of the Third Age ([[Third Age 3021|3021]])
 
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Revision as of 17:26, 13 August 2022

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, in contrast to the slow recovery of Sauron's power. In the meantime the Elves, Dwarves and other peoples did little new; also known as the Fading Years, the Age marked the waning of the Elves.

It lasted for 3021 years, only ending after the defeat of Sauron had finally and utterly been achieved by destroying his Ruling Ring. With the One Ring gone, the power of three rings waned and the realms that had been preserved by them began to fade. These events prompted many of the Eldar remaining in Middle-earth to sail for the Uttermost West, and so much memory and beauty were lost to Middle-earth for ever. With the Last Riding of the Keepers the Fourth Age began.

Major events of the Third Age

Military[note 1] Political Other
1st millennium
2nd millennium
3rd millennium
4th millennium

See also

External links

Notes

  1. Only wars and isolated battles are mentioned as events; for battles being part of larger campaigns, look the campaigns' respective articles

References