Isumbras Took I

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Isumbras Took I
Hobbit
"Isumbras Took I" by Gregor Roffalski
Biographical Information
TitlesThain of the Shire
LocationThe Shire
Birthbefore S.R. 740
Rulefrom S.R. 740
Family
FamilyTook
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Isumbras Took I

Isumbras Took was a the thirteenth Thain of the Shire.

History

Isumbras was elected Thain in S.R. 740,[1] after Gorhendad Oldbuck relocated to Buckland.[2] From then on, the Thain was a title held by the Took Family.[3]

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".[4]

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.

References

Isumbras Took I
Took Family
Born: Before S.R. 740 Died: After S.R. 740
Preceded by:
Gorhendad Oldbuck
13th Thain of The Shire
S.R. 740 - unknown
Unknown
Next known:
Isengrim Took II



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)