Bilbo Baggins, also called the Hobbit, is a main character and the titular character/main protagonist of The Hobbit trilogyand a character on The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo is from the Shire who became one of the most well-known Hobbits in all of Middle-earth.

In The Hobbit, Bilbo became a member of Thorin's Company, tasked with taking down the dragon Smaug. Along the way, he became friends with the company's leader, Thorin Oakenshield.

He later retired to the Grey Havens to live with his nephew Frodo and departed Middle-Earth with Galadriel, Celeborn, and Gandalf. Bilbo is portrayed by Ian Holm and a younger version of Bilbo portrayed by Martin Freeman while his younger self is portrayed by Oscar Strik.


Early LifeEdit

Bilbo was born in the Shire on September 22, TA 2890 to Belladonna Took and Bungo Baggins in their family house of Bag End. Growing up, Bilbo was his mother's son. He would often wish to go on adventures like his mother had done before marrying his father and searched the woods in search of elves, often coming out late after dark past his curfew. As a child, he met Bella's friend, Gandalf by playfully hitting the grey wizard on the sides with his toy store. Gandalf and Bilbo later became close friends and regarded each other as family.third

Bilbo's adventurous times slip away from him after he takes responsibility as the Master of Bag End after his parents' death.

The Hobbit trilogy Edit

An Unexpected Journey Edit

In a flash-forward, Bilbo writes in his diary, remembering his younger days with Thorin Oakenshield and his group of dwarves. He later gives Frodo the task of putting his "no admittance" party sign and reminiscent on his younger days.

The Desolation of Smaug Edit

The Battle of the Five Armies Edit

Bilbo and the entire company and all of them witness Smaug destroying Lake-town. However, his other main concern is for Thorin and what the gold is doing to his friend. Bilbo later announces to the other dwarves that Smaug is indeed dead. Over the next few days Bilbo and the other dwarves worked to get Thorin to eat and sleep, but he didn't listen. He tells Bofur, Fili, Kili and Oin to flee but Fili is drawn to the gold, and notices what Thorin has become.

On the eve of battle, Thorin gives Bilbo a mithril shirt and confides that he knew who stole the Arkenstone.

Family/Relationships Edit

  • Belladonna Took (deceased mother)
  • Bungo Baggins (deceased father)
  • Gerontius Took (maternal grandfather)
  • Adamanta Chubb (maternal grandmother)
  • Mungo Baggins (paternal grandfather)
  • Laura Grubb (paternal grandmother)
  • Lavender Grubb (paternal great-aunt)
  • Hildigrim Took (paternal uncle)
  • Rosa Took (paternal aunt/maternal cousin twice removed)
  • Adalgrim Took (maternal cousin)
  • Paladin Took II (paternal first cousin once removed)
  • Peregrin Took (maternal first cousin twice removed/paternal second cousin once removed)
  • Pearl Took (maternal first cousin twice removed/paternal second cousin once removed)
  • Pervinca Took (maternal first cousin twice removed/paternal second cousin once removed)
  • Pimpernel Took (maternal first cousin twice removed/paternal second cousin once removed)
  • Esmeralda Took (maternal first cousin once removed)
  • Saradoc Brandybuck (maternal first cousin once removed)
  • Merry Brandybuck (maternal first cousin twice removed/paternal second cousin once removed)
  • Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, nee Bracegirdle (paternal third cousin/cousin-in-law)
  • Otho Sackville-Baggins (paternal first cousin)
  • Lotho Sackville-Baggins (paternal first cousin once removed/paternal third cousin once removed)
  • Bingo Baggins (paternal uncle)
  • Chica Chubb, neeb (paternal uncle/maternal relative)
  • Falco Chubb-Baggins (paternal first cousin)
  • Poppy Chubb-Baggins (paternal first cousin once removed)
  • Balbo Baggins (paternal great-grandfather)
  • Berylla Boffin (paternal great-grandmother)
  • Ivy Goodenough (paternal great-great-grandmother)
  • Buffo Boffin (paternal great-great-grandfather)
  • Bosco Boffin (great-great-uncle)
  • Otto Boffin (paternal great-uncle/paternal first cousin twice removed)
  • Lavender Boffin (née Grubb) (paternal great-aunt)
  • Hugo Boffin (maternal uncle by marriage/paternal second cousin once removed)
  • Donnamira Took (maternal aunt)
  • Uffo Boffin (paternal second cousin once removed)
  • Rollo Boffin (paternal second cousin once removed)
  • Primrose Bracegirdle, nee Boffin (paternal second cousin once removed)
  • Jago Boffin (paternal third cousin)
  • Jessamine Bolger (nee Boffin)
  • Gerda Bolger (nee Boffin) (paternal third cousin)
  • Bruno Bracegirdle (paternal third cousin)
  • Vigo Boffin (paternal third cousin once removed)
  • Griffo Boffin (paternal third cousin once removed)
  • Daisy Boffin (nee Baggins) (paternal second cousin once removed)
  • Hugo Bracegirdle (third cousin once removed)
  • Hilda Bracegirdle (third cousin once removed)
  • Folco Boffin (third cousin twice removed)
  • Thorin and Company(friends anf companions)

Status: alive; overseas

Gallery Edit


  • Bilbo is based on Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, and briefly alludes to Roac the Raven.
  • Portrayed by Martin Freeman in all three films of The Hobbit and portrayed by Ian Holm.
  • Is right-handed when handling his sword and is left-handed when writing.

Appearances Edit

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

See also Edit