Mostly Credited As: J.R.R. Tolkien
Birth Name: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Date Of Birth: January 03, 1892 (Age 81)
Country Of Birth: South Africa
Birth Place: Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (now South Africa)
Date Of Death: September 02, 1973
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Trivia Tolkien could speak more than twenty languages.
Tolkien was always called by his middle name, Ronald, among his family and friends.
An edition of 'The Lord of the Rings' was illustrated by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Tolkien did not own a car, but he had a bicycle.
The name Tolkien was originally the German Tollkühn, which means 'foolhardy'.
After the death of his parents, he was brought up by a Roman Catholic priest.
His first job was as an assistant on the Oxford Dictionary. He worked mostly on words of Germanic origins beginning with the letter W
He was Oxford's Professor of Anglo-Saxon from 1925 to 1945, and then its Professor of English Language and Literature from 1945 to 1959.
Tolkien and his wife Edith had four children, John, Michael, Christopher, and Priscilla.
He fought in the trenches during the first world war.
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