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Bungo Baggins

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Bungo Baggins
Biographical Information
LocationBag End, Hobbiton
BirthS.R. 1246
DeathS.R. 1326
ParentageMungo Baggins + Laura Grubb
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Bungo Baggins

Bungo Baggins (T.A. 2846 - 2926, died aged 80) was a well-to-do Hobbit, and the father of Bilbo Baggins.



Bungo was the eldest child of Mungo Baggins and Laura Grubb. He married Belladonna Took, daughter of the Old Took, in S.R. 1280. Bungo and Belladonna had only one child together, the infamous Bilbo Baggins.[1]

Apart from fathering Bilbo, Bungo's other achievement is that he built and excavated the rather luxurious Bag End in the Hill in Hobbiton.[2]


The name Bungo was meaningless in contemporary Hobbitish Westron. It represented an original name Bunga.[3]

Portrayal in Adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

A portrait of Bungo Baggins hangs in Bag End. It is based on a beardless Peter Jackson.[4]

2003: Sierra's The Hobbit:

A portrait of Belladonna, Bungo and a young Bilbo hangs at Bag End. As he looks at it, Bilbo exclaims "A Hobbit couldn't wish for nicer parents".[5]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  4. Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition) , "Farewell Dear Bilbo", Director's commentary
  5. The Hobbit (2003 video game), "Hobitton"