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'''Isumbras Took IV''' was the twenty-eighth [[Thain]] of [[the Shire]].
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==History==
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Isumbras was the third child, and second son, of [[Gerontius Took|Thain Gerontius]]<!--TCGTMe incorrectly says he was the "third son"-->. His father's office passed to his elder brother [[Isengrim Took III|Isengrim III]], but because of their father's longevity, Isengrim's reign did not last long. As he left no heir, Isumbras became [[Thain]] at the age of ninety-two, even older than his brother was. He served for nine years before he died, and the office passed to his son [[Fortinbras Took II|Fortinbras II]].<ref>{{App|Took}}</ref>
  
The Old Took lived to an old age of 130, a record in [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] history, and was [[Thain]] for seventy-two of those years. Because of this, Isengrim III didn't inherit the title until he was eighty-eight in [[Third Age 2920|S.R. 1320]] and reigned for only ten years.
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==Etymology==
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"Isumbras" is of French and [[Old English|Anglo-Saxon]] origin and means "iron-arm". It comes from the French ''bras'' meaning "arm", and the Anglo-Saxon and Middle High German word ''[[isen]]'' which means "iron".<ref>[[Jim Allan]], ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref>
  
Isengrim III left no heir - and as far as we know, never married - so the Thainship passed to Isumbras IV who became the 28th Thain of [[The Shire]] and 16th in the [[Took]] line. Due to Isumbras's old age he only reigned for nine years, dying at the age of 101 in S.R. 1339; he was succeeded by his son, [[Fortinbras Took II|Fortinbras]].
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] likely got the name from ''[[wikipedia:Sir Isumbras|Sir Isumbras]]'', an English medieval romance about a man who suffers a lifetime of hardship but who finds happiness in his latter years.
  
 
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"Isumbras" is of French and [[Anglo-Saxon]] origin and means "iron-arm". It comes from the French ''bras'' meaning "arm", and the Anglo-Saxon and Middle High German word ''isen'' which means "iron" (c.f. [[Isengard]] and the modern German word, ''Eisen'').
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] undoubtedly got the name from Sir Isumbras, an English medieval romance about a man who suffers a lifetime of hardship but who finds happiness in his latter years. The name may a nod towards the fact Isumbras IV didn't become [[Thain]] until he was ninety-two, although internally he may have been named after one of the earllier Isumbrases.
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Revision as of 17:14, 18 May 2013

Isumbras Took IV
Hobbit
Biographical Information
TitlesThain of the Shire
LocationGreat Smials, Tuckborough
BirthS.R. 1238
RuleS.R. 1330 - 1339
DeathS.R. 1339 (aged 101)
Family
FamilyTook
ParentageGerontius Took and Adamanta Chubb
SiblingsIsengrim, Hildigard, Hildigrim, Isembold, Hildifons, Isembard, Hildibrand, Belladonna, Donnamira, Mirabella and Isengar
ChildrenFortinbras
Physical Description
GenderMale

Isumbras Took IV was the twenty-eighth Thain of the Shire.

History

Isumbras was the third child, and second son, of Thain Gerontius. His father's office passed to his elder brother Isengrim III, but because of their father's longevity, Isengrim's reign did not last long. As he left no heir, Isumbras became Thain at the age of ninety-two, even older than his brother was. He served for nine years before he died, and the office passed to his son Fortinbras II.[1]

Etymology

"Isumbras" is of French and Anglo-Saxon origin and means "iron-arm". It comes from the French bras meaning "arm", and the Anglo-Saxon and Middle High German word isen which means "iron".[2]

Tolkien likely got the name from Sir Isumbras, an English medieval romance about a man who suffers a lifetime of hardship but who finds happiness in his latter years.

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
Fortinbras I
1145 - 1248
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Old Took
1190 - 1320
 
Adamanta Chubb
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isengrim III
1232 - 1330
 
Hildigard
(died young)
 
ISUMBRAS IV
1238 - 1339
 
9 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lalia Clayhanger
1283 - 1402
 
Fortinbras II
1278 - 1380
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferumbras III
1316 - 1415
 
 
 
 
 
 

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
Isumbras Took IV
Took Family
Born: S.R. 1238 Died: S.R. 1339
Preceded by:
Isengrim Took III
28th Thain of The Shire
S.R. 1330 - 1339
Followed by:
Fortinbras Took II