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Birth Name: J.R.R. Tolkien
Born: 01/03/1892
Birth Place: Bloemfontein, Orange, Free State, ZA
Death Place: Bournemouth, Dorset, England, GB
Died: 09/02/1973

Born John Ronald Reuel Tolkien on Jan. 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, Free State Province, South Africa, he was the eldest son of English parents Mabel Suffield and Arthur Reuel Tolkien, a bank employee who had come to South Africa for a job promotion. One year after the birth of his younger brother Hilary in 1894, the three-year-old returned to England with his new sibling and his mother for a family visit. Tragically, before he could join his young family, Arthur died from complications due to rheumatic fever. Without any means to support her children, Mabel and her sons were forced to stay with her parents in Kings Heath, Birmingham and later settled in the nearby bucolic hamlet of Sarehole. Fo... Continue Bio >>

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