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Third Age 2963

[edit] Note

In the second edition of The Lord of the Rings, Samwise Gamgee's year of birth was added to The Tale of Years as 2963. This contradicted both the Longfather Tree of Master Samwise[4] and a later entry in The Tale of Years.[5] The incorrect date has been corrected (to T.A. 2980) in the 50th anniversary edition. See also The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 716.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark", Thengel
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring", S.R. 1469