WikiPick of the Day: J.R.R. Tolkien

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*WikiPick of the Day!*

Today's Pick comes from our Notables Project and is author J.R.R. Tolkien, best known for his marvelous creation of the magical world of Middle Earth!  (Okay, I'm a little biased.)  J.R.R. died on this day, September 2, in 1973.  Are you a Tolkien fan?

http://www.wikitree.com/blog/wikipick-the-day-jrr-tolkien/

asked in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)

Yup.  Big fans.    My wife, our children, and now grand-children, and I have each read The Hobbit and The Triology multiple times since the late 1960's.  Cannot imagine how a Forest Elf with a name like Eowyn might have notice the great writer's date of passing?

Definite fan.  I took a class on linguistics in Tolkien several years ago, which was fascinating.

Has the open request for Tolkien's paternal grandfather's profile been made yet? ;-)  (I'd also argue that his maternal grandfather should at least be non-private, though given the dates on Mabel's gravestone he probably isn't 200+yet.)
It's open now!
Yay! Thanks!
A fan and also a distant relative via his wife Edith Bratt and her mother Frances. I need to get this sourced link added to her profile.

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When you say 'creation' you really mean it. He even invented a language to go with the stories. Talk about thorough.

He is much missed.

Betty
answered by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (118k points)
Very much so!
I'm just delighted that Christopher published so much of the background info that J.R.R. developed!

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