English philologist and author
J. R. R. Tolkien Rank
J. R. R. Tolkien Rank
About J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien was a writer and poet best known for his legendary fantasy novels The Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Silmarillion. He is considered one of the greatest writers of all time as well as the father of modern fantasy literature.
He worked at the Oxford English Dictionary before becoming a professor at the University of Leeds and later at the Pembroke College, Oxford. He wrote The Hobbit while working at Oxford.
He married Edith Bratt in 1961 and fathered four children with her. He remained married to Edith until her death in 1971.
In 2009, Forbes magazine placed him 5th on their list of Top-earning Dead Celebrities.
Famous quotes by J. R. R. Tolkien
Courage is found in unlikely places.J. R. R. Tolkien
Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.J. R. R. Tolkien
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.J. R. R. Tolkien
I wish life was not so short, he thought. languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.J. R. R. Tolkien
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien's Popularity
J. R. R. Tolkien was a famous English philologist and author, who was born on January 3, 1892. As a person born on this date, J. R. R. Tolkien is listed in our database as the 3rd most popular celebrity for the day (January 3) and the 1st most popular for the year (1892).
People born on January 3 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. J. R. R. Tolkien is the 70th most popular Capricorn.
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