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J R R Tolkien
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Born on 3rd of January 1892
Died in Bournemouth, Dorset
Died on 2nd of September 1973

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Born 1892 Bloemfontain, South Africa. Died 1973 - British philologist & writer

Educated at Merton College, Oxford. Became Professor of Anglo-Saxon there and of English Language and Literature. Interest in language and saga prompted him to write stories of a world of his own invention. Included are The Hobbit and the sequel The Lord of the Rings.

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http://www.tolkien.co.uk/frame.asp Official web site
http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ Tolkien Society

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