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Timeline of Events for the first FMA anime in Continental (Amestrian) Years


- date of Edward Elric's birth, assuming February 3


- date of Alphonse Elric's birth, assuming after February 3

1901 through 1908

- Hohenheim leaves the Elric household

- first interests in alchemy at Ed's age six, Al's age five (beginning in the year 1905)

- Ishval war begins and ends

- Winry's mother and father die at the hands of Colonel Mustang


- death of Trisha Elric from long term illness at Ed's age ten, Al's age nine

- Ed and Al send out letters addressed to the names on Hohenheim's retained correspondences

- apprenticeship under Izumi Curtis


- failed attempt at human transmutation at Ed's age eleven, Al's age ten

- Colonel Mustang visits to recruit Edward for service as a military certified alchemist

- Edward is fitted for automail prosthetics, presumably within the first three months of the year

- Elric brothers burn down their house in Resembool and set out for Central


- Elric brothers stay at the house of Shou Tucker

- birth of Elicia Hughes on the same day as Edward's birthday, presumably February 3

- Edward achieves state alchemist licensure at his age twelve, Al's age eleven

1912 to 1914

- all events leading up to the Liore arc and the incident with Father Cornello/Cornero/Conero

- all events leading up to episode 23


- episode 23, in which Edward celebrates his 16th birthday in the hospital

- all events leading up to the final episode

1916 through 1917

- all events presented in the Conqueror of Shamballa
This is a timeline of the events of the first anime of Fullmetal Alchemist, which was released in the year 2003.

This is NOT an exact timeline. As you can see it merely gives the basic outline of the passing of occurrences, and is intended to aid fan fiction writers by presenting a visual rubric by which they can predict and determine the exact birthdays of their OCs based on the events as they happen.

This is a sister reference in conjunction with two other references, a timeline of the events of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga/the 2009 anime series subtitled "Brotherhood", and an age calculator in which I have provided a mathematical walkthrough to help fan fiction writers correctly calculate the ages and birthdays of their OCs.

FMA Manga/Brotherhood Timeline Link: [link]

FMA OC Age/Birthday Calculator Link: [link]

*A Note About this Timeline in Relation to Shamballa:

IMPORTANT - For those fan fiction writers out there who have characters living in our world (meaning they will come in over the course of the events in the Conqueror of Shamballa) keep in mind that the Continental years of Amestris are SIX years behind our time. Basically, since Ed gets stuck in Germany in the year 1915, this means that in our world at that time the actual date will be 1921. Don't forget to include this fact in your calculations for OC birthdays and ages!


References for this Timeline:

~ Episode Screenshots ~
(all screenshots were taken from the third episode)

First Interests in Alchemy - [link]
Improvements in the Alchemical Arts - [link]
Ages at the Time of Trisha's Death - [link]
The Burning of the House - [link]
Ages at the Beginning of the Anime - [link]

~ External References ~

Edward Elric's Birthday and Corresponding Birthday Episodes, Shamballa Fallback - [link]
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LilJinjo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
You forgot 1891 with Lyra and Fuery's births
Inuyasha-vs-Sess Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank You so much for doing this! It's helped build up my character by being able to know the years!
Henpukumaru Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Aw. :3 You're very welcome, matey. Thank you for taking the time to give this a look!
Inuyasha-vs-Sess Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:3 Your very welcome my friend :)
EirianSeren Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
I'm searching for the timeline of Brotherhood/the manga.
Will you continue to make that one as well?
Henpukumaru Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Why yes, the Brotherhood/manga timeline is currently under construction and is about halfway complete. The reason why it is taking longer for me is that this timeline will in fact be more detailed than the one for the first FMA anime.

Please look forward to it! :D
EirianSeren Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Ooh, nice :D
It's really great that you're willing to do this, I can imagine how much work it is!

I sure will! :dummy:
Henpukumaru Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Phew! It sure is a lot of work, but it's really worth it! I get to enjoy FMA all over again, and I get to help a lot of OC owners get the events for their characters straight. That's the best part. :3

EirianSeren Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
It'd be great to just read the timeline, even if you're not writing a fanfiction or making OC's, so you'll be helping more people :D
LoserArtJunkie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Ooh, this is handy. Thanks!!
Henpukumaru Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hehe, you're welcome! I'm glad you have found it useful! :3
tansyuduri Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student Writer
Squee! Thank you! I have a copy of the timeline somewhere but I keep looseing it.... this type of think is important to know when writing the movie's sequal....
Henpukumaru Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! That's exactly why I made it! :D
tansyuduri Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Student Writer
I have my sorta out world one.. but i realy like to have all the otherworld stuff at a glance
XxDeadlySinxX Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Considering how much you've told me it's been killing you to find these dates, this must've taken a lot of time and effort, I'm sure. xD;

But it's a start! *applaudes*
Henpukumaru Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This was actually the easier timeline, which is why it is the first to be put up. Since Ed had a birthday twice in the first anime, it was cake to trace the years back and space everything out evenly. /bad joke

Now dat manga is a different story.

XxDeadlySinxX Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
:iconwthplz: That manga..
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