J. R. R. Tolkien.pptx - J R R Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien Birthday January 3 1892 Nationality British South African Died At Age 81 Sun Sign

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J. R. R. Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien Birthday: January 3 , 1892 Nationality: British , South African Died At Age: 81 Sun Sign: Capricorn Also Known As: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien Born Country: South Africa Born In: Bloemfontein, South Africa Famous As: Writer
J.R.R. Tolkien with his wife Edith in Bournemouth
The Tolkien family Spouse: Edith Bratt (1916–1971) Father: Arthur Reuel Tolkien, Arthur Tolkien Mother: Mabel, Mabel Tolkien Siblings: Hilary Arthur Reuel Children: Christopher John, Christopher Tolkien, John Francis, John Tolkien, Michael Hilary, Michael Tolkien, Priscilla Anne, Priscilla Tolkien Died On: September 2 , 1973 Place Of Death: Bournemouth, United Kingdom Epitaphs: Beren
1892 Christmas card with a coloured photo of the Tolkien family in Bloemfontein, sent to relatives in Birmingham, England
Childhood, youth and young adulthood John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (modern-day South Africa), to Mabel Suffield and English bank manager Arthur Reuel Tolkien. His father died of rheumatic fever when he was three, and hence, started living with his maternal grandparents in Kings Heath, Birmingham, along with his mother and younger brother, Hilary. After initial education at home, he went to ‘King Edward’s School’ and later attended ‘St. Philip’s School.’ He returned to ‘King Edward’s School’ through a ‘Foundation Scholarship’ in 1903. His mother died in 1904 due to acute diabetes. Thereafter, he was brought up by her friend, Fr. Francis Xavier Morgan of the ‘Birmingham Oratory.’ In 1911, he enrolled at ‘Exeter College,’ Oxford, to study classics but changed his course to study English language and literature in 1913. He graduated with first- class honors in 1915. He penned his first poem ‘From the many-willow’d margin of the immemorial Thames’ in 1913, at ‘Exeter College.’ The poem was published in the college’s ‘Stapeldon Magazine.’
Ronald and Hilary Tolkien in 1905
J.R.R. Tolkien in 1911
Tolkien in 1916, wearing his British Army uniform in a photograph from the middle years of WW1
Career Around 1909, he composed ‘The Book of the Foxrook,’ a sixteen-page notebook. He began to work on what he called ‘The Book of Lost Tales,’ beginning with ‘The Fall of Gondolin.’ He served as a second lieutenant in the ‘Lancashire Fusiliers’ in 1916 and fought in the ‘Battle of the Somme’ on the Western Front. He contracted trench fever, a typhus-like infection, due to which he was sent back to England.

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