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Gerontius Took

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'''Gerontius Took''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 2790 - 2920, died aged 130), also called "[[Old Took]]", was the only son of Fortinbras Took I. Gerontius married [[Adamanta Chubb]], who gave birth to twelve children:
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'''Gerontius Took''' ([[Third Age|T.A.]] 2790 - 2920, died aged 130), also known as '''The Old Took''' became of his longevity, was a renowned [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] of [[the Shire]].
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==History==
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Gerontius was the only son of Fortinbras Took I. Gerontius married [[Adamanta Chubb]], who gave birth to twelve children:
  
 
* [[Isengrim Took III|Isengrim III]] 1232 – 1330
 
* [[Isengrim Took III|Isengrim III]] 1232 – 1330
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* [[Isengar Took|Isengar]] 1262 – 1360
 
* [[Isengar Took|Isengar]] 1262 – 1360
  
[[Third Age 2848|T.A. 2848]] after the death of his father, Gerontius became the twenty-sixth [[Thain]] of the [[Shire]]. He was a friend of [[Gandalf]] the wizard, who gave him a pair of magic diamond studs, Gerontius loved his magic fireworks, too. Gerontius Took reached the impressive age of 130, which made him the second oldest [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] (after Bilbo), that ever lived.
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In [[Third Age 2848|T.A. 2848]] after the death of his father, Gerontius became the twenty-sixth [[Thain]] of the [[Shire]]. He was a friend of [[Gandalf]] the wizard, who gave him a pair of magic diamond studs, and Gerontius loved his magic fireworks, too. Gerontius Took reached the impressive age of 130, which made him the second oldest [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] (after Bilbo), that ever lived.
  
 
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*''[[The Hobbit]]'', [[An Unexpected Party]]
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* {{HM|AC}}, "[[Took Family|Took of Great Smials]]"
*''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', [[Appendix C]]: "[[Took Family|Took of Great Smials]]"
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* [[Wayne G. Hammond]], [[Christina Scull]] (eds.), ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', "</ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', page 54
*''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', A Long-expected Party, page 54
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Revision as of 20:16, 11 October 2009

Gerontius Took
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesOld Took
LocationGreat Smials, Tuckborough
BirthS.R. 1190
DeathS.R. 1320
Family
ParentageFortinbras Took I
Physical Description
GenderMale

Gerontius Took (T.A. 2790 - 2920, died aged 130), also known as The Old Took became of his longevity, was a renowned Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Gerontius was the only son of Fortinbras Took I. Gerontius married Adamanta Chubb, who gave birth to twelve children:

In T.A. 2848 after the death of his father, Gerontius became the twenty-sixth Thain of the Shire. He was a friend of Gandalf the wizard, who gave him a pair of magic diamond studs, and Gerontius loved his magic fireworks, too. Gerontius Took reached the impressive age of 130, which made him the second oldest Hobbit (after Bilbo), that ever lived.

Etymology

The word element geron is Greek for old. The name Gerontius was not used because of the Hobbit's age, but because of his numerous and younger relatives.

References

Preceded by:
Fortinbras Took I
26th Thain of The Shire
S.R. 1248 - 1320
Followed by:
Isengrim Took III