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Fortinbras Took I

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Fortinbras Took I
Biographical Information
LocationGreat Smials, Tuckborough
BirthS.R. 1145
DeathS.R. 1248
ParentageFerumbras Took II
Physical Description

Fortinbras Took I was the twenty-fifth Thain of the Shire.


Fortinbras was the son of Ferumbras II. He inherited the Thainship upon his father's death in S.R. 1201, and passed it on to his son Gerontius after his death.[1]


Fortinbras is the name of two characters in Shakespeare's Hamlet. It is French for "strong in arms".[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
Preceded by:
Ferumbras Took II
25th Thain of the Shire
S.R. 1201 - S.R. 1248
Followed by:
Gerontius Took