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Christopher Tolkien

1924 - 2020

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Christopher John Reuel Tolkien (21 November 1924 – 16 January 2020) was an English and naturalised French academic editor. The son of author and academic J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien edited much of his father's posthumously published work, including The Silmarillion and the 12-volume (plus one volume of indexes) series The History of Middle-Earth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Tolkien has received more than 2,872,762 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Christopher Tolkien is the 808th most popular writer (down from 651st in 2019), the 654th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 503rd in 2019) and the 76th 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 808 out of 5,755Before him are Julian Barnes, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Ernest Thompson Seton, Gregory of Narek, Isabelle de Charrière, and Ambrose Bierce. After him are Muriel Spark, Jane Hawking, Menippus, Theognis of Megara, Theodoret, and Hans Fallada.

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Among people born in 1924, Christopher Tolkien ranks 40Before him are Kōbō Abe, Lys Assia, Amílcar Cabral, Dmitry Yazov, Roger Guillemin, and Francisco Macías Nguema. After him are Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Ed Wood, Karmapa, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Allan MacLeod Cormack, and Guy Williams. Among people deceased in 2020, Christopher Tolkien ranks 44Before him are Dmitry Yazov, Rob Rensenbrink, Little Richard, George Steiner, Michael Lonsdale, and Lucia Bosè. After him are Kim Ki-duk, Stirling Moss, Joel Schumacher, Kobe Bryant, Mirella Freni, and Nexhmije Hoxha.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Christopher Tolkien ranks 654 out of 7,765Before him are George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), Julian Barnes (1946), Hugh Laurie (1959), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), Brook Taylor (1685), and Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428). After him are Muriel Spark (1918), Stanley Rous (1895), William Jones (1746), Jane Hawking (1944), Nigel Farage (1964), and Bernard Lewis (1916).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Christopher Tolkien ranks 76Before him are Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Douglas Adams (1952), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Julian Barnes (1946), and Ernest Thompson Seton (1860). After him are Muriel Spark (1918), Jane Hawking (1944), Philip Pullman (1946), Ian McEwan (1948), Edgar Wallace (1875), and Eleanor Marx (1855).