Emily Brontë

Writer Emily Brontë

Profession: Writer


Biography: Emily Brontë is remembered for her only novel "Wuthering Heights" published in 1847 and set on the Yorkshire Moors. It is regarded as a classic of English literature.

She was the sister of Charlotte Brontë (Jane Eyre) and Anne Brontë (Tenant of Wildfell Hall) with whom she published a collection of Poems in 1846.

Born: July 30, 1818
Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire, England
Star Sign: Leo

Died: December 19, 1848 (aged 30)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Articles and Photos

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)
  • 1847-01-04 Manuscripts of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" and Anne Brontë's "Agnes Grey" sent to publisher T.C. Newby (published December 1847)
  • 1939-03-24 "Wuthering Heights" film based on the Emily Brontë novel, directed by William Wyler and starring Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier, premieres in Los Angeles

Famous Authors