20th century English writer and professor of linguistics, author of The Lord of the Rings

Reference

J. R. R. Tolkien - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 - September 2, 1973) is best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon language at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and of English language and literature, also at Oxford, from 1945 to 1959. He was a strongly committed Roman Catholic. Tolkien was a close friend of C. S. Lewis, with whom he shared membership in the literary discussion group the Inklings. ..."

Born

3 Jan 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Died

2 Sep 1973, in Bournemouth, England

Awards Received

2009 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, granted by Libertarian Futurist Society, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Lord of the Rings