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Frodo Baggins

Fictional Character

Born: 1954
Birthplace: Fiction
Best known as:

Heroic ring-bearer in The Lord of the Rings

Frodo is the key figure in The Lord of the Rings, the fantasy trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien first published in 1954. Frodo is the adopted son of Bilbo Baggins, and both are hobbits: a race of short, plump, cheerful beings who live in a land known as Middle Earth. Guided by the wizard Gandalf, Frodo becomes the unwilling bearer of the Ring of Power that is at the center of Tolkien's tale.

Extra credit:

Frodo is played by Elijah Wood in the feature film trilogy of Lord of the Rings which first reached theaters in 2001.

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More on Frodo Baggins from Infoplease:

  • Frodo Baggins - Biography of Frodo Baggins, Heroic ring-bearer in The Lord of the Rings
  • Legolas - Biography of Legolas, Archer friend to Frodo Baggins
  • Elijah Wood - Biography of Elijah Wood, Frodo in The Lord of the Rings
  • Bilbo Baggins - Biography of Bilbo Baggins, The titular character of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
  • J.R.R. Tolkien - Biography of J.R.R. Tolkien, The author of The Lord of the Rings

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