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Lotho Sackville-Baggins was a Hobbit of the Shire, hailing from the Sackville-Baggins family.

Lotho had a poor facial complexion and for that reason he was called the "Pimple" or the "Little Pimple".


Lotho was born in the year SR 1364 to Otho Sackville-Baggins and his wife Lobelia. He, like the rest of his family, was very unpopular and generally disliked in the Shire. Like his father and mother, he had always desired Bag End for himself - in the year SR 1418 of Shire Reckoning he had already waited sixty-two years for the inheritance, but was foiled when Bilbo's nephew Frodo was bestowed the home. Subsequently, when Frodo embarked on his journey to Rivendell, Lotho finally received Bag End and from there set himself up as Chief of the Shire.

He became an accomplice of Saruman during the War of the Ring. Trading Pipe-weed with Saruman for money, he began buying land in the Southfarthing, where Men from Isengard were stationed. With the aid of these Ruffians, Lotho was able to depose and imprison Will Whitfoot, the Shire's lawful mayor, and declared himself Chief Shirriff, calling himself "The Boss". Under his command, the Shire was industrialized. However, Lotho was soon stripped of his power, and Saruman took over. Saruman's servant Gríma Wormtongue thereafter killed Lotho, and either buried him — or ate him.[1][2]

Portrayal in adaptations

Lotho Sackville-Baggins in The Lord of the Rings Online


Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic لوثو ساكفيل-باجينز
Belarusian Cyrillic Лато Сацквілле-Торбінс
Catalan Lotho Vilabossot i de Saquet
Chinese (Hong Kong) 傲梭·塞克維爾巴金斯
Danish Lotho Posenborg-Sækker
Dutch Lotho Buul-Balings
Finnish Lotho Säkinheimo-Reppuli
French Lotho Bessac-Descarcelle
Georgian ლოთო საჩქვილ-ბაგინსი
German Lotho Sackheim-Beutlin
Greek Λοθο τσουβάλιυιλλε-Μπάγκινς
Hebrew לותו סאקוויל-באגינס
Kannada ಳೊಥೊ ಸ್ಯಾಕ್ವಿಲ್-ಬ್ಯಾಗ್ಗಿನ್ಸ್
Russian Лотто Саквилль-Бэггинс
Spanish Lotho Sacovilla-Bolsón
Ukrainian Cyrillic Лото Сацквілле-Беггінс
Yiddish לאָטהאָ סאַקקוויללע-באַגגינס