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date: 23 January 2021

Tolkien, John Ronald Reuellocked

(1892–1973)
  • T. A. Shippey

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Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel (1892–1973), writer and philologist, was born on 3 January 1892 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, the elder son of Arthur Reuel Tolkien (1857–1896) and his wife, Mabel (1870–1904), daughter of John Suffield. His father and mother both came from ...

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