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Hildigard Took

Hildigard Took
Biographical Information
LocationGreat Smials, Tuckborough
Birthbetween S.R. 1232 and 1238
ParentageGerontius Took and Adamanta Chubb
SiblingsIsengrim, Isumbras, Hildigrim, Isembold, Hildifons, Isembard, Hildibrand, Belladonna, Donnamira, Mirabella and Isengar
Physical Description

Hildigard Took was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Hildigard was a daughter the Old Took and Adamanta Chubb. She died at a young age.[1]

[edit] Etymology

"Hildigard" come from the Germanic roots hild meaning "battle" and gard meaning "protection".[2]

The hobbit's gender is not mentioned (Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth for example treats Hildigard as a male hobbit), however Hildegard is a Germanic female name.

[edit] Genealogy

Fortinbras I
1145 - 1248
The Old Took
1190 - 1320
Adamanta Chubb
Isengrim III
1232 - 1330
(died young)
Isumbras IV
1238 - 1339
9 children
Lalia Clayhanger
1283 - 1402
Fortinbras II
1278 - 1380
Ferumbras III
1316 - 1415

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

An earlier version of the Took family tree gives Hildigard's birth and death dates as S.R. 1235 and 1255.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Family Trees"