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*[[Angmar War]] ([[Third Age 1409|1409]]-[[Third Age 1974|1974]])
 
*[[Angmar War]] ([[Third Age 1409|1409]]-[[Third Age 1974|1974]])
 
*[[Kin-strife]] ([[Third Age 1432|1432]]-[[Third Age 1447|1447]])
 
*[[Kin-strife]] ([[Third Age 1432|1432]]-[[Third Age 1447|1447]])
*[[Corsair Wars]] (1448-3019)
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*[[Corsair Wars]] ([[Third Age 1448|1448]]-[[Third Age 3019|3019]])
*[[Wainrider/Balchoth War]] (1851-2510)
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*[[Wainrider/Balchoth War]] ([[Third Age 1851|1851]]-[[Third Age 2510|2510]])
 
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*Founding of the [[Shire]] ([[Third Age 1601|1601]])
 
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*[[Second Fall of Minas Ithil]] ([[Third Age 2002|2002]])
 
*[[Second Fall of Minas Ithil]] ([[Third Age 2002|2002]])
 
*[[Ruin of Osgiliath]] ([[Third Age 2475|2475]])
 
*[[Ruin of Osgiliath]] ([[Third Age 2475|2475]])
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*[[Battle of Greenfields]] ([[Third Age 2747|2747]])
 
*[[Battle of Greenfields]] ([[Third Age 2747|2747]])
 
*[[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]] ([[Third Age 2793|2793]])
 
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*Restoration of [[Kingdom Under the Mountain|Erebor]] ([[Third Age 2941|2941]])
 
*Restoration of [[Kingdom Under the Mountain|Erebor]] ([[Third Age 2941|2941]])
 
*Establishent of the [[Kingdom of Dale]] ([[Third Age 2944|2944]])
 
*Establishent of the [[Kingdom of Dale]] ([[Third Age 2944|2944]])
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*[[Watchful Peace]] ([[Third Age 2063|2063]])
 
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*Return of the King and the [[Reunited Kingdom]] ([[Third Age 3019|3019]])
 
*Return of the King and the [[Reunited Kingdom]] ([[Third Age 3019|3019]])
 
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*[[Quest of the Ring]] (3018-3019)
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*Departure of the [[White Ship]] and end of the Third Age ([[Third Age 3021|3021]])
 
*Departure of the [[White Ship]] and end of the Third Age ([[Third Age 3021|3021]])
 
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Latest revision as of 21:36, 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).
History of Arda
Ainulindalë
Valian Years
    Years of the Lamps
    Years of the Trees
Years of the Sun
Ages
    First Age
    Second Age
    Third Age
    Fourth Age
Dagor Dagorath
Timeline of Arda

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[edit]

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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes

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

References