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'''Lotho Sackville-Baggins''' ({{TA|2964}} - {{TA|3019|n}}, died aged 55) was the only child of [[Otho Sackville-Baggins|Otho]] and [[Lobelia Sackville-Baggins|Lobelia]] [[Sackville-Baggins Family|Sackville-Baggins]].  
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'''Lotho Sackville-Baggins''' ({{TA|2964}} - {{TA|3019|n}}, died aged 55) was the only child of [[Otho Sackville-Baggins|Otho]] and [[Lobelia Sackville-Baggins|Lobelia]] [[Sackville-Baggins Family|Sackville-Baggins]].<ref>{{App|Baggins}}</ref>  For a short time at the end of the [[Third Age]] he assumed illegal control of [[the Shire]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Lotho was an unpopular hobbit, he was widely known by the mocking name '''''Pimple''''', due to his complexion and perhaps facial blemishes<ref>[[Robert Foster]], ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]'', entry Lotho Sackville-Baggins</ref>. When his father, Otho, died in {{SR|1412}}, Lotho inherited [[pipe-weed]] plantations in the [[Southfarthing]], selling the pipe-weed to people away south.
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After Lotho's father, Otho, died in {{TA|3012}}, Lotho inherited his [[pipe-weed]] plantations in the [[Southfarthing]], ensuring his status as a wealthy Hobbit.<ref name=Scouring>{{RK|VI8}}</ref>
  
After [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] sold [[Bag End]] to Lobelia in [[September]] {{TA|3018}} and left [[the Shire]], Lotho continued to sell pipe-weed to the [[Wizard]] [[Saruman]], becoming richer and more powerful, and using the proceeds to buy land and property all over the Shire in order to control it.  
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On [[23 September]] {{TA|3018|n}}<ref name=Great>{{App|Great}}</ref> Lotho and Lobelia arrived at [[Bag End]] after lunch to take stock of the property and to obtain the keys.<ref name=Three/>  Soon thereafter they moved into the residence and Lotho began a program of buying an excessive amount of property and goods.  The goods were carted away to the south by [[Men]] ("[[ruffians]]") from [[Isengard]].  When people began to complain about shortages the ruffians proceeded to assert Lotho's power over the Shire.  When [[Will Whitfoot]], the rightful [[Mayor of the Shire]], set out to protest Lotho's activities the ruffians captured him, incarcerated him in the "[[Lockholes]]", and Lotho began calling himself Chief [[Shirriffs|Shirriff]], or simply '''[[Chief]]'''.  Among the Hobbits Lotho was known as ''Pimple''.<ref name=Scouring/>
  
[[Men]] ("[[ruffians]]") from [[Isengard]] began coming into the Shire to help Lotho control and supress the people.  With their help, he desposed of the rightful [[Mayor of the Shire]], [[Will Whitfoot]], and imprisoned him in the "[[Lockholes]]," naming himself Chief [[Shirriffs|Shirriff]], or simply '''[[Chief]]'''.
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Lotho's "reign" over the Shire ended in [[September]] {{TA|3019|n}} when [[Saruman]] (called "[[Sharkey]]") arrived in the Shire<ref>{{App|Chief}}</ref> and took over Bag End. Soon Lotho's mother, Lobelia, was taken to the Lockholes and Lotho was no longer seen in public.  When Saruman was ousted by Frodo and his companions he revealed that [[Gríma|Gríma Wormtongue]] had stabbed Lotho in his sleep (and possibly ate him).<ref name=Scouring/>
 
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Lotho continued ordering, industrialising and controlling the Shire's life Saruman (called "[[Sharkey]]") arrived in the Shire, in September {{TA|3019}}, and took over direct power. Lotho was held prisoner in Bag End for a short while until [[Gríma|Gríma Wormtongue]] killed him in his sleep (and possibly ate him). Thus, the hobbit who tried to take over the Shire, met a very untimely end.
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name ''Lotho'' was meaningless in contemporary [[Hobbitish]] [[Westron]]. It represented an original name ''Lotha''.<ref>{{App|Translation}}</ref>
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The name ''Lotho'' represents an original [[Hobbitish]] [[Westron]] name ''Lotha'' which was meaningless in contemporary speech.<ref>{{App|Translation}}</ref>
  
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations==

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Lotho Sackville-Baggins
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesPimple, Chief
LocationBag End, Hobbiton
BirthS.R. 1364
DeathS.R. 1419 (aged 55)
Bag End
Family
FamilySackville Baggins
ParentageOtho Sackville-Baggins and Lobelia Bracegirdle
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorSandy[1]
GalleryImages of Lotho Sackville-Baggins

Lotho Sackville-Baggins (T.A. 2964 - 3019, died aged 55) was the only child of Otho and Lobelia Sackville-Baggins.[2] For a short time at the end of the Third Age he assumed illegal control of the Shire.

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[edit] History

After Lotho's father, Otho, died in T.A. 3012, Lotho inherited his pipe-weed plantations in the Southfarthing, ensuring his status as a wealthy Hobbit.[3]

On 23 September 3018[4] Lotho and Lobelia arrived at Bag End after lunch to take stock of the property and to obtain the keys.[1] Soon thereafter they moved into the residence and Lotho began a program of buying an excessive amount of property and goods. The goods were carted away to the south by Men ("ruffians") from Isengard. When people began to complain about shortages the ruffians proceeded to assert Lotho's power over the Shire. When Will Whitfoot, the rightful Mayor of the Shire, set out to protest Lotho's activities the ruffians captured him, incarcerated him in the "Lockholes", and Lotho began calling himself Chief Shirriff, or simply Chief. Among the Hobbits Lotho was known as Pimple.[3]

Lotho's "reign" over the Shire ended in September 3019 when Saruman (called "Sharkey") arrived in the Shire[5] and took over Bag End. Soon Lotho's mother, Lobelia, was taken to the Lockholes and Lotho was no longer seen in public. When Saruman was ousted by Frodo and his companions he revealed that Gríma Wormtongue had stabbed Lotho in his sleep (and possibly ate him).[3]

[edit] Etymology

The name Lotho represents an original Hobbitish Westron name Lotha which was meaningless in contemporary speech.[6]

[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game):

Lotho walks around in Bywater.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Chief Days from the Fall of Barad-dûr to the End of the Third Age"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"