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Fortinbras Took I

Fortinbras Took I
Hobbit
Biographical Information
TitlesThain
LocationGreat Smials, Tuckborough
BirthS.R. 1145
RuleS.R. 1201 - 1248
DeathS.R. 1248 (aged 103)
Family
FamilyTook
ParentageFerumbras Took II
ChildrenGerontius
Physical Description
GenderMale

Fortinbras Took I was the twenty-fifth Thain of the Shire.

History

Fortinbras was the son of Ferumbras II. He inherited the Thainship upon his father's death in S.R. 1201, and passed it on to his son Gerontius after his death.[1]

Etymology

Fortinbras is the name of two characters in Shakespeare's Hamlet. It is French for "strong in arms".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
Fortinbras Took I
Took Family
Born: S.R. 1145 Died: S.R. 1248
Preceded by:
Ferumbras Took II
25th Thain of The Shire
S.R. 1201 - 1248
Followed by:
Gerontius Took

Thains of the Shire
Bucca of the Marish (from S.R. 379) · 10 unknown Oldbucks · Gorhendad Oldbuck (until S.R. 740) · Isumbras I (from S.R. 740) · 8 unknown Tooks (includes: Isengrim I · Ferumbras I · Paladin I · Isumbras II) · Isengrim II (S.R. 1083 - 1122) · Isumbras III (1122 - 1159) · Ferumbras II (1159 - 1201) · Fortinbras I (1201 - 1248) · Gerontius (1248 - 1320) · Isengrim III (1320 - 1330) · Isumbras IV (1330 - 1339) · Fortinbras II (1339 - 1380) · Ferumbras III (1380 - 1415) · Paladin II (1415 - 1434) · Peregrin I (1434 - 1484) · Faramir I (from 1484)