Edith Tolkien

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Birthday
21, 1889
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Nov 29, 1971 (82)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1889
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Nov 29, 1971 (82)

About

J.R.R. Tolkien's wife and muse who inspired his Lúthien Tinúviel and Arwen Evenstar characters from Lord of the Rings.

Before Fame

She met Tolkien at a boarding house, where she went after the death of her mother.

Trivia

She was 19 when she met Tolkien, and he was 16.

Family Life

A written declaration of love from Tolkien persuaded her to break off her engagement to another man and marry him. She had four children, Christopher, Michael, John, and Priscilla.

Associated With

She was jealous of her husband's close friendship with author C.S. Lewis.