Christopher Tolkien

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Birthday
21, 1924
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1924 (age 93)
Birthplace
England

About

Best known as the son of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, he edited several works by his father that were published after the elder Tolkien's death. 

Before Fame

After attending the Oratory School in Oxfordshire, England, he joined the volunteer branch of the Royal Air Force. He later earned an English degree from Oxford University.

Trivia

An artist as well as an editor, he drew the "Middle-earth" map for the original version of The Lord of the Rings.

Family Life

The third son of J.R.R. Tolkien, he grew up in Leeds, Oxfordshire, and Oxford, England. He later married Canadian-born editor Baillie Klass Tolkien, with whom he had a son and a daughter (he had fathered another son through a previous marriage).

Associated With

He was born to J.R.R. and Edith Tolkien.