J.R.R. Tolkien

Biography

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien -- more commonly known by his pen name, J.R.R. Tolkien -- was born to English parents in the town of Bloemfontein, South Africa. Shortly after his third birthday, Tolkien's family migrated to England, the varied landscapes of which would come to inspire those of Middle-earth in his legendary trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. Before he wrote the epic series, however, Tolkien...