Date of Birth: 2908 T.A.
Date of Death: 2980 T.A.
Parents: Father - Fosco Baggins; Mother - Ruby Bolger
Spouse: Primula Brandybuck
Children: Frodo Baggins
Description: Professor Tolkien's overall description of the Hobbit race, found in the opening pages of The Hobbit, gives the reader the implicit understanding that Drogo shares most, if not all, of these traits: "They are (or were) a little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves. Hobbits have no beards ... They are inclined to be fat in the stomach; they dress in bright colours (chiefly green and yellow); wear no shoes, because their feet grow natural leathery soles and thick warm brown hair like the stuff on their heads (which is curly); have long clever brown fingers, good-natured faces, and laugh deep fruity laughs ..." In a letter (#27) to an American publisher in 1938, Tolkien described hobbits further: "I picture a fairly human figure, not a kind of 'fairy' rabbit as some of my British reviewers seem to fancy: fattish in the stomach, shortish in the leg. A round, jovial face; ears only slightly pointed and 'elvish'; hair short and curling (brown). The feet from the ankles down, covered with brown hairy fur."
Drogo Baggins was born in 2908 of the Third Age to Fosco Baggins and Ruby Bolger Baggins. He had an older sister Dora and a younger brother Dudo. Drogo was second cousin to Bilbo Baggins. Drogo married Primula Brandybuck and they had one child, Frodo. After his marriage, Drogo and his family were frequent guests at Brandy Hall in Buckland, where his wife’s people resided. One of the primary attractions were the large meals provided by Gorbadoc Brandybuck, for Drogo was particularly fond of food.
One evening in 2980, Drogo and Primula went boating on the Brandywine River and drowned. There were a number of rumors among Hobbits as to how this occurred, but as Hamfast Gamgee remarked, “Boats are quite tricky enough for those that sit still without looking further for the cause of trouble.” (FotR, p. 31) Frodo was left orphaned and alone at Brandy Hall until Bilbo Baggins invited him to come and live at Bag End.