Hildigard Took

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Hildigard Took
C. Domino - Hildigard Took.jpg
"Hildigard Took" by C. Domino
Biographical Information
LocationGreat Smials, Tuckborough
Birthbetween S.R. 1232 and 1238
ParentageGerontius Took and Adamanta Chubb
SiblingsIsengrim, Isumbras, Hildigrim, Isembold, Hildifons, Isembard, Hildibrand, Belladonna, Donnamira, Mirabella and Isengar
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Hildigard Took

Hildigard Took was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History[edit | edit source]

Hildigard was the second child of the Old Took and Adamanta Chubb. Hildigard died at a young age.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

"Hildigard" come from the Germanic roots hild meaning "battle" and gard meaning "protection".[2]

The hobbit's gender is not mentioned (Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth for example treats Hildigard as a male hobbit), however Hildegard is a Germanic female name.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

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

Other versions of the legendarium[edit | edit source]

An earlier version of the Took family tree gives Hildigard's birth and death dates as S.R. 1235 and 1255.[3]