Tolkien, J.R.R.

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Tolkien, J.R.R. Gender: M
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
born on 3 January 1892 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Bloemfontein, South Africa, 29s12, 26e07
Timezone LST m26e13 (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 12°59' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 00°46 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 05°42'

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British linguist born in South Africa, a scholar and famed author of the best-selling trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings." He was noted for his twists of fantasy of war between good and evil, even though he denied it was allegorical. The world he created - secret tongues, weird species, lost hamlets, invisible mountains of arcana - became the cultural locus for everything from "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" to Led Zeppelin stomps and the games of Dungeon and Dragons and Myst.

Tolkien was a professor for 34 years at Oxford University, ordinary, frumpy and comfortable in his daily routine while his fantasy world was peopled by adventures. He was raised in South Africa until the age of four, when his dad died and his mom took him and his brother to England. In 1904 she died of diabetes and the boys were left in the care of kin. At 16, he met and fell in love with an older girl, Edith Bratt. They were later to marry, in 1916, and have four kids. The two great loves in his life were Edith - and words, first writing "The Hobbit" for his own children and it was published in 1937. The second book was 17 years later, the hulking trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings."

He and Edith were a close couple up to her death at 82, in 1971. Tolkien died of complications of an ulcer and chest infection on 2 September 1973, Bournemouth, England.

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first film in the Lord of the Rings saga, was released on 19 December 2001 (world premiere 10 December) in 10,000 theaters around the world, amid a flurry of critical raves.

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  • friend relationship with Lewis, C. S. (born 29 November 1898)


  • Death, Cause unspecified 2 September 1973 (Age 81)
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  • Work : Gain social status 10 December 2001 (World premiere of The Fellowship of the Ring)
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Source Notes

Penfield Collection quotes H. Carpenter "Tolkien" which quotes a letter by his father on p.12, "We ... fetched the doctor about eight and then he stayed till 12:40 when we drank a whiskey." Ruth Dewey rectified to 10:50 PM LMT. Old-file has 5:20 AM LMT.

Paul F. Newman quotes "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien," edited by Humphrey Carpenter, London: HarperCollins 1955 p.183; rectified to 11:08 PM LMT, The Mountain Astrologer Feb/Mar 2002.

Steinbrecher quotes a letter from the University at Orange Free State Dept of Genetics, "Tolkien was born during the day on a Sunday."


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror (Master of fantasy)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Imagination (Famed writer)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book