J. R. R. Tolkien
#78 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.

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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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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • Ambarkanta
  • Fall of Gondolin
  • The Shaping of Middle-earth
  • Akallabêth
  • The Story of Kullervo
  • The Lays of Beleriand
  • The Children of Húrin
  • The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun
  • The Road Goes Ever On
  • The Battle of the Eastern Field
  • The Fall of Arthur
  • Beowulf and the Critics
  • Roverandom
  • The Peoples of Middle-earth
  • The Two Towers
  • The Hobbit
  • The Return of the King
  • Songs for the Philologists
  • The Father Christmas Letters
  • Valaquenta
  • The Monsters and the Critics
  • The Lost Road and Other Writings
  • Ancrene Wisse and Hali Meiðhad
  • The Tolkien Reader
  • Tree and Leaf
  • On Fairy-Stories
  • Finn and Hengest
  • Sauron Defeated
  • Mr. Bliss
  • Beren and Lúthien
  • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
  • Ainulindalë
  • The War of the Ring
  • The Annotated Hobbit
  • The History of The Hobbit
  • Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve's Tale
  • Quenta Silmarillion
  • Farmer Giles of Ham
  • Morgoth's Ring
  • Kôr
  • The War of the Jewels
  • The Treason of Isengard
  • The Return of the Shadow
  • Annals of Valinor
  • The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Devil's Coach Horses
  • Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics
  • Narqelion
  • A Secret Vice
  • Poems and Stories
  • The Silmarillion
  • Smith of Wootton Major

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#11 World Rank