Tolkien, J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1892-01-03
Death 1973-09-02
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an author, scholar, and educator. Born in South Africa, he was educated at Oxford, where he nourished a love of philology and myth. During a distinguished career as professor of English at Oxford, he provided renditions of Middle English poems such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Orfeo. Acting on his desire to provide a cohesive mythology for England comparable to that of Greece, he developed the world of Middle-Earth, based on Anglic philology. His most famous work is the popular Lord of the Rings trilogy.

From the description of J.R.R. Tolkien letters to W.G. Harding, 1926-1927. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57358475

Professor of English at Oxford University.

Epithet: writer and university professor

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Subjects:

  • Authors, English--Correspondence
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Fantasy fiction, English

Occupations:

  • Professor
  • Poets
  • Authors

Places:

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 00, GB
  • Republic of South Africa, 00, ZA