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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a famous British author, professor, and iconic figure of the 1950s and '60s.

Having lost his father at the age of five, Ronald Tolkien and his younger brother Hilary were raised by their mother. Mabel Suffield was a loving mother who wanted only the best for her children, from their schooling to religious upbringing. When Ronald was thirteen, Mabel died and the boys were put under the guardianship of Father Francis Morgan.

Ronald excelled in school, particularly when it came to languages. The author showed a great aptitude early on for Latin and Greek and eventually moved on to learn many other languages, such as Welsh, Middle English, Norse, and Icelandic. Tolkien was also famous for creating his own languages, Quenya and Sindarin, for his books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Tolkien devoted his entire...

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