J.R.R. Tolkien, also known as John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on the 3rd of January, 1892. He was an English poet, writer, philologist, and university professor. He is a recognised author of some of the most famous fantasy works. From 1925 to sometime around 1945, JRR Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University.