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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.

[edit] 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]

[edit] 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 740) · Isumbras I (from 740) · 8 unknown Tooks (includes: Isengrim I · Ferumbras I · Paladin I · Isumbras II) · Isengrim II (1083 - S.R. 1122) · Isumbras III (1122 - S.R. 1159) · Ferumbras II (1159 - S.R. 1201) · Fortinbras I (1201 - S.R. 1248) · Gerontius (1248 - S.R. 1320) · Isengrim III (1320 - S.R. 1330) · Isumbras IV (1330 - S.R. 1339) · Fortinbras II (1339 - S.R. 1380) · Ferumbras III (1380 - S.R. 1415) · Paladin II (1415 - 1434) · Peregrin I (1434 - 1484) · Faramir I (from 1484)