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Fortinbras Took II

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Fortinbras Took II
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationGreat Smials, Tuckborough
BirthS.R. 1278
DeathS.R. 1380
Family
ParentageIsumbras IV
Physical Description
GenderMale

Fortinbras Took II was the twenty-ninth Thain of the Shire.

History

Fortinbras was the son of Isumbras IV.[1] He married Lalia Clayhanger in S.R. 1314, and had one son, Ferumbras III, born two years later.[2]

Fortinbras became Thain after his father's death in S.R. 1339.[1] He was Thain for 41 years, and after his death in S.R. at the age of 102 he was succeeded as Thain by his son Ferumbras; however, in accordance with Took tradition, Lalia continued to be head of the family until her death in S.R. 1402.[2]

Etymology

Fortinbras is the name of two characters in Shakespeare's Hamlet. It is French for "strong in arms".[3]

Genealogy

The Old Took
1190 - 1320
 
Adamanta Chubb
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isengrim III
1232 - 1330
 
Isumbras IV
1238 - 1339
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FORTINBRAS II
1278 - 1380
 
Lalia Clayhanger
1283 - 1402
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferumbras III
1316 - 1415
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 214, (undated, written late 1958 or early 1959)
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
Preceded by:
Isumbras Took IV
29th Thain of The Shire
S.R. 1339 - 1380
Followed by:
Ferumbras Took III