On this day in history…

J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892.

Although J. R. R. Tolkien spent most of his working life as an academic, he is most famous today as the author of the epic fantasy novels “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings”.

Tolkien’s academic areas of expertise were Old and Middle English and early European mythology and he drew on this knowledge to create his fantasy worlds, including inventing his own elvish languages.

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