Isengrim Took II

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Isengrim Took II
Hobbit
Biographical Information
TitlesThain of the Shire
LocationGreat Smials, Tuckborough
BirthS.R. 1020
RuleS.R. 1083 - 1122 (39 years)
DeathS.R. 1122 (aged 102)
Family
FamilyTook
ChildrenIsumbras Took III
Physical Description
GenderMale

Isengrim Took II was the twenty-second Thain of the Shire.

History[edit]

Isengrim II became Thain in T.A. 2683 and begun to excavate the Great Smials in Green Hill Country, which would be the Thain's seat for generations to come.[1]

During his service the Shire-reform was established in the Shire-reckoning, after which every year of the Shire Calendar would always begin in Sterday.[2]

During this period also Meriadoc Brandybuck reckoned that pipe-weed was first cultivated in the Southfarthing by Tobold Hornblower [3]

Thainship passed on to his son, Isumbras III.[4]

Etymology[edit]

"Isengrim" is of Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from isen meaning "iron" and grim meaning "fierce".

"Isengrim" is the name of a wolf who appears in many medieval epics, including the story of Reynard the Fox which originated in French folklore.[5]

References

Isengrim Took II
Took Family
Born: S.R. 1020 Died: S.R. 1122
Unknown
Last known:
Isumbras Took I
22nd Thain of The Shire
S.R. 1083 - 1122
Followed by:
Isumbras Took III


Thains of the Shire
Bucca of the Marish (from S.R. 379) · 10 unknown Oldbucks · Gorhendad Oldbuck (until S.R. 740) · Isumbras I (from S.R. 740) · 8 unknown Tooks (includes: Isengrim I · Ferumbras I · Paladin I · Isumbras II) · Isengrim II (S.R. 1083 - 1122) · Isumbras III (1122 - 1159) · Ferumbras II (1159 - 1201) · Fortinbras I (1201 - 1248) · Gerontius (1248 - 1320) · Isengrim III (1320 - 1330) · Isumbras IV (1330 - 1339) · Fortinbras II (1339 - 1380) · Ferumbras III (1380 - 1415) · Paladin II (1415 - 1434) · Peregrin I (1434 - 1484) · Faramir I (from 1484)