Christopher Tolkien

1924 - 2020

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Christopher John Reuel Tolkien (21 November 1924 – 16 January 2020) was an English academic editor, becoming a French citizen in later life. He was the son of author J. R. R. Tolkien and the editor of much of his father's posthumously published work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Tolkien has received more than 2,420,838 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Christopher Tolkien is the 651st most popular writer (up from 928th in 2019), the 503rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 701st in 2019) and the 64th most popular British Writer.

Christopher Tolkien is most famous for being the son of the author J.R.R. Tolkien and for being the editor of his father's posthumously published works.

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Among writers, Christopher Tolkien ranks 651 out of 5,794Before him are Camilo José Cela, Poliziano, Aratus, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Ryszard Kapuściński, and Jin Yong. After him are Hermann Broch, Sven Hassel, Giambattista Basile, Dashiell Hammett, Ben Jonson, and Bernart de Ventadorn.

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Among people born in 1924, Christopher Tolkien ranks 30Before him are Lys Assia, Sidney Lumet, Mário Soares, Ezer Weizman, Jovanka Broz, and Jin Yong. After him are Georges Charpak, Willard Boyle, Kōbō Abe, Dmitry Yazov, Ed Wood, and Lee Marvin. Among people deceased in 2020, Christopher Tolkien ranks 37Before him are Stirling Moss, John le Carré, Mirella Freni, Luis Sepúlveda, Paolo Rossi, and Radomir Antić. After him are Nexhmije Hoxha, Rob Rensenbrink, Juliette Gréco, Jānis Lūsis, Brian Dennehy, and Dmitry Yazov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Christopher Tolkien ranks 503 out of 6,924Before him are Nicholas Winton (1909), Banksy (1970), Benjamin Graham (1894), Eadwig (940), Kate Bush (1958), and Eadred (923). After him are Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Christopher Nolan (1970), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), Ben Jonson (1572), and Peter Gabriel (1950).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Christopher Tolkien ranks 64Before him are Thomas Hardy (1840), Oliver Sacks (1933), Anthony Burgess (1917), John le Carré (1931), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), and Jerome K. Jerome (1859). After him are Ben Jonson (1572), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Daphne du Maurier (1907), John Bunyan (1628), Edmund Spenser (1552), and Douglas Adams (1952).