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J.R.R. Tolkien Timeline

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This article is in the early stages of construction and should not be viewed as complete, or even close to being finished.

This article intends to list the main events of the life of J.R.R. Tolkien in a chronological order.


[edit] 1892

[edit] 1894

[edit] 1895

  • April: Tolkien's mother Mabel moves with her sons from South Africa to Birmingham, England.

[edit] 1896

[edit] 1900

  • June: Tolkien's mother is received into the Catholic Church.
  • September: Tolkien begins attending King Edward's School.

[edit] 1902

  • Tolkien begins attending St. Philip's School.

[edit] 1903

  • Autumn: Tolkien returns to King Edward's School, having won a Foundation Scholarship.

[edit] 1904

  • April: Mabel Tolkien is hospitalized with diabetes. Tolkien is sent to live with his aunt Jane Neave.
  • June: Mabel Tolkien partially recovers and goes, with her sons, to Rednal in Worcestershire to convalesce.
  • 14 November: Tolkien's mother dies after a relapse.

[edit] 1905

  • Tolkien and his brother go to live with their aunt Beatrice Suffield.
  • Autumn: Tolkien meets his friend Christopher Wiseman at King Edward's.

[edit] 1916

[edit] 1917

[edit] 1920

[edit] 1924

[edit] 1929

[edit] 1937

[edit] 1954

[edit] 1955

[edit] 1971

[edit] 1973