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Peregrin Took I of the Shire born (approximate date)

Event Type: Genealogical

Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Date: April 1, 2990

Description:

Peregrin Took I, son of Paladin Took II, 31st Thain of the Shire, and Eglantine Banks, is born sometime after March 9:
In the family tree titled "Tooks of Great Smials", Pippin's birthdate is given as 1390 of the Shire-reckoning, equivalent to Third Age 2990.

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Family Trees

From Pippin's conversation with Bergil on March 9, 3019, it appears that Pippin's birthday falls relatively close to, but still later than, that date:

'[How] old are you...? I am ten years already, and shall soon be five feet. I am taller than you. But then my father is a Guard, one of the tallest. What is your father?'

'Which question shall I answer first?' said Pippin. 'My father farms... in the Shire. I am nearly twenty-nine, so I pass you there; though I am but four feet, and not likely to grow any more, save sideways.'

'Twenty-nine!' said the lad and whistled. 'Why, you are quite old! As old as my uncle Iorlas. Still,' he added hopefully, 'I wager I could stand you on your head or lay you on your back.'

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 1, Minas Tirith

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 1Feb10

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