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J.R.R. Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is an English writer, poet, linguist and scholar best known for being the author of the sublime fantastic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke University, Oxford from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Literature and Linguistics and Fellow of Merton University, Oxford from 1945 to 1959. He was a close friend of CS Lewis, co-member of The Inklings informal literature discussion group. Tolkien was appointed Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on March 28, 1972. After Tolkien's death, his son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensive records. and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion.
BornJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien, January 3, 1892, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (modern-day South Africa)
DiedSeptember 2, 1973, Bournemouth, Dorset, England
OccupationAuthor, academic, philologist, poet
Alma materExeter College, Oxford
GenreFantasy, high fantasy, mythopoeia, translation, literary criticism
Notable worksThe Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales
ChildrenJohn Francis (1917–2003), Michael Hilary (1920–1984), Christopher John (1924–2020), Priscilla Anne (b. 1929)

About J.R.R. Tolkien

Novelist J.R.R. Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa on January 3, 1892. He dies at the age of 81, on September 2, 1973.

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy were written by an English author, poet, and lecturer. He was named one of the 50 greatest English authors since 1945 by The Times, a London newspaper, and he is largely regarded as the founder of the contemporary fantasy genre.

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J.R.R. Tolkien before becoming famous

J.R.R. Tolkien was born in the Zodiac sign Capricorn (The Sea-Goat), and 1892 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Dragon (龍).

He started reading at the age of four and graduated with honors from Exeter College, Oxford, in 1915. After serving in the British Army during World War I, he obtained a position in Anglo-Saxon literature at Oxford's Pembroke College.

Achievement of J.R.R. Tolkien

He drew inspiration for the legends of Middle-earth from Old English stories such as Beowulf. During WWII, he also worked as a codebreaker.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He and his younger brother were born in South Africa to Mabel Suffield Tolkien and English banker Arthur Reuel Tolkien. Novelist J.R.R. Tolkien married Family Member Edith Mary Bratt in 1916, and she became the inspiration for several of his fantasy characters, most notably Arwen Evenstar and Luthien Tinuviel. Novelist Christopher, Michael, and John were his sons, while Priscilla was his daughter.

J.R.R. Tolkien on Social Media

J.R.R. Tolkien on Facebook: @officialtolkien.

J.R.R. Tolkien Collabed with

He was good friends with Children's Author C.S. Lewis, the author, and they were both members of the Inklings, a literary club.

J.R.R. Tolkien Income & Net worth

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J.R.R. Tolkien Height and Weight

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