When and where was J.R.R. Tolkien born?
J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein.
Today it is part of the South African province Free State and its capital as well as the juidicial capital of South Africa.
Links of interest
1899 map of Bloemfontein.
Photo of Maitland Street; Tolkien was born in Bank House, Maitland Street.
The Hobbit Guesthouse/ Boutique Hotel holds the gedenkplaak/ blue plaque commemorating Tolkien’s birthplace.