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20th century English writer and professor of linguistics, author of The Lord of the Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE FRSL (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.


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


2 Sep 1973, in Bournemouth, England

Awards Received

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


Freedom vs. Liberty, by Joseph R. Stromberg, 10 Jul 2001
Delves into the etymology and semantics of the English words "freedom" and "liberty"
If we wish to speak of the ruler, we have a choice of "regal" (Latin), "royal" (French [from] Latin), "imperial" (Latin), or "kingly" (Old English). Owing partly to the efforts of pro-Saxon 19th-century English writers, we now have resort to the English core vocabulary ("native" or Anglo-Saxon) when we write in elevated style. Tolkien's works, for example, show a much lower presence of French/Latin words than would be met with elsewhere.
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