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This timeline has been updated and made officially released to the the public by Nintendo as part of the 25th anniversary of Zelda.
I feel that this was needed since everyone seemed to have a their own ideas as to when the Zelda series took place or that each game was just it's own universe not related to the other games. Now we can see that there is a coherent timeline that actually makes sense!
Who would have thought that The Adventures of Link was actually the most recent game in the series timeline?