English author, poet, and professor who wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He was ranked by The Times, a London newspaper, as one of the 50 greatest English authors since 1945 and he is widely considered to be the father of the modern fantasy genre.
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|FULL NAME:||JRR Tolkien|
|BIRTH DATE:||January 3, 1892|
|BIRTHPLACE:||Bloemfontein, South Africa|
|AGE:||128 years old|
JRR Tolkien is a Novelist. He and his younger brother were born in South Africa to Mabel Suffield Tolkien and English banker Arthur Reuel Tolkien. J.R.R. Tolkien married Edith Mary Bratt in 1916, and she became the inspiration for several of his fantasy characters, most notably Arwen Evenstar and Luthien Tinuviel. He had three sons, Christopher, Michael, and John, and a daughter, Priscilla. He began reading when he was just four years old and, in 1915, he graduated from Exeter College, Oxford, with honors. He subsequently served in the British Army during World War I and later accepted a professorship in Anglo-Saxon literature at Pembroke College, Oxford.
DID YOU KNOW He cited Old English stories, including Beowulf, as inspiration for the legends of Middle-earth. He also served as a codebreaker during World War II.
FACT He was close friends with the author C.S. Lewis ; they were both members of a literary group called the Inklings.
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Currently, JRR Tolkien is 128 years old. He will celebrate his 129th birthday on a Sunday, January 3rd. Below we countdown to his upcoming birthday.
JRR Tolkien’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, Aquarius’ life pursuit is to understand life’s mysteries and a secret desire to be unique and original. People of this zodiac sign like to have fun with friends, help others, fight for causes, have intellectual conversations, are a good listener and dislike limitations, broken promises, being lonely, dull or boring situations, and people who disagree with them. The strengths of this sign are: progressive, original, independent, humanitarian, while the weaknesses can be running from emotional expression, temperamental, uncompromising, aloof. The greatest overall compatibility with Aquarius are Leo and Sagittarius.
JRR Tolkien was born in the Year of the Dragon. The dragon is a powerful sign. People born under this year are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient. This year is the year of the .
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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