J.R.R. Tolkien Timeline
From Tolkien Gateway
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This article intends to list the main events of the life of J.R.R. Tolkien in a chronological order.
- 3 January: J.R.R. Tolkien is born.
- 15 February: Tolkien's father Arthur Tolkien dies.
- Summer: Tolkien's mother moves with her sons to Sarehole.
- June: Tolkien's mother is received into the Catholic Church.
- September: Tolkien begins attending King Edward's School.
- Tolkien begins attending St. Philip's School.
- Autumn: Tolkien returns to King Edward's School, having won a Foundation Scholarship.
- 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.
- Tolkien and his brother go to live with their aunt Beatrice Suffield.
- Autumn: Tolkien meets his friend Christopher Wiseman at King Edward's.
- 22 March: Tolkien marries Edith Bratt.
- 29 November: Tolkien's wife Edith dies.
- 2 September: J.R.R. Tolkien dies.