Charlotte Brontë

Novelist Charlotte Brontë

Profession: Novelist


Biography: Charlotte Brontë's novels have become classics of English literature.

Her first works including her best known novel, "Jane Eyre" were published under the pen name Currer Bell.

Sister of Emily Brontë.

Born: April 21, 1816
Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire, England
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: March 31, 1855 (aged 38)

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Married Life

  • 1854-06-29 English Novelist and author of "Jane Eyre" Charlotte Brontë marries curate Arthur Bell Nicholls

Historical Events

  • 1837-03-12 British poet laureate Robert Southey writes in reply to 20 year-old Charlotte Brontë "Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be."
  • 1846-05-07 First printed copies of "Poems" by Emily, Charlotte and Anne Brontë received, published under pseudonym of Acton, Currer and Ellis Bell (2 copies sold)
  • 1847-08-24 Charlotte Brontë finishes manuscript of "Jane Eyre"
  • 1847-10-16 Charlotte Brontë's book "Jane Eyre" published
  • 2019-11-18 Book written by Charlotte Bronte aged 14 for her toy soldiers bought by the Bronte Society for €600,000 at auction in Paris
  • 2022-04-25 Charlotte Brontë’s "A Book of Ryhmes" (10cm x 6cm), written when she was 13, sells at auction in New York for $1.25 million to Friends of the National Libraries for the Brontë Parsonage Museum

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