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Ferumbras Took II

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Ferumbras Took II
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Locationthe Shire
BirthS.R. 1101
DeathS.R. 1201
Family
ParentageIsumbras Took III
Physical Description
GenderMale

Ferumbras Took II was a Thain of the Shire.

History

Ferumbras was the oldest son of Thain Isumbras III, though in fame he was outlived by his younger brother, Bandobas, who moved to the Northfarthing and won the Battle of Greenfields. Ferumbras instead became Thain, and was succeeded in turn by his son Fortinbras.[1]

Etymology

Ferumbras is a name from the legends of Roland, a corruption of Frankish fier à bras, "brave arm".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
Preceded by:
Isumbras III
24th Thain of the Shire
S.R. 1159 - 1201
Followed by:
Fortinbras I