Third Age 2872

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Third Age 2872 (abbreviated to T.A. 2872) is the 2872nd year of the Sun of the Third Age of Middle-earth. Third Age 2872 was also known as S.R. 1272 in Shire-reckoning.

Notable events in this year include:

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In editions prior to the 50th Anniversary edition the information for this year in Appendix B was assigned to T.A. 2852,[2] which contradicted the death of Belecthor II in 2872 found in Appendix A in the list of the dates of death of the ruling stewards.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"