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Charlotte Brontë

Novelist Charlotte Brontë

Profession: Novelist


Why Famous: 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

  • 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

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