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Happy Eleventy-ninth Birthday, JRR Tolkien

01.03.11 | Kunochan | 1 Comment

Author, philologist and mythopoet JRR Tolkien was born on January 3rd, 1892 in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State (now Free State Province, part of South Africa) to Arthur Reuel Tolkien (1857–1896), an English bank manager, and his wife Mabel, née Suffield (1870–1904).

Tolkien is best known as the author of The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-55).

It is traditional in Tolkien fandom circles to “hoist a pint” to The Professor on his birthday.

More info: JRR Tolkien on Wikipedia. Image source.

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