J. R. R. Tolkien
#296 Overall Influence

J. R. R. Tolkien

British philologist and author of classic high fantasy works

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic, best known as the author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford from 1925 to 1945 and the Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford from 1945 to 1959. He was a close friend of C. S. Lewis, a co-member of the informal literary discussion group The Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972.

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University of Oxford
University of Oxford

Collegiate research university in Oxford, England

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University of Leeds
University of Leeds

University in Leeds, United Kingdom

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