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Lewis Carroll

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll

Full Name: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Profession: Author and Mathematician

United Kingdom

Biography: Created Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass.

Born: January 27, 1832
Birthplace: Daresbury, Cheshire, England
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: January 14, 1898 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Historical Events

  • 1862-07-04 Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice Liddell on a family boat trip on the river Isis (Thames) in Oxford
  • 1865-07-04 First edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll is published
  • 1865-08-02 Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
  • 1865-11-26 "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll is published in America
  • 2010-03-03 "Alice in Wonderland", inspired by Lewis Carroll directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska is released

Quotes by Lewis Carroll

  • "If you want to inspire confidence, give plenty of statistics – it does not matter that they should be accurate, or even intelligible, so long as there is enough of them." - Statistics