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Simonne d'Ardenne

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Simonne d'Ardenne
Biographical information
EducationOxford, University of Liège
OccupationAcademic, author

Simonne Rosalie Thérèse Odile d'Ardenne (1899-1986; S.R.T.O. or sometimes S.T.R.O.) was a Belgian medieval philologist who studied Middle English with J.R.R. Tolkien during the 1930s[1], and became Professor of Comparative Grammar at the University of Liège in 1938[2].

D'Ardenne became a close friend of the Tolkien family, and J.R.R. visited her in Belgium in the 1950s.


Bibliography, selected




  1. Tolkien, John and Tolkien, Priscilla: The Tolkien Family Album, p.68
  2. Hammond, Wayne G. and Scull, Christina: The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide, p.202f
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