J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished career as a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. He is the renowned creator of Middle-earth and author of the great modern classic, THE HOBBIT, the prelude to his epic masterpiece, THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Other works by J.R.R. Tolkien include THE SILMARILLION. J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973 at the age of 81.
J. R. R. Tolkien