255: Charlotte Brontë
Author Most Known for Writing Jane Eyre
Born: 21 April 1816, Thornton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Died: 31 March 1855, Haworth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Original Name She Published Under: Currer Bell
Charlotte worked for a time as a teacher before publishing her works.
She and her sister Emily went to Brussels for a time to learn school management and foreign languages.
Charlotte outlived all her siblings—her other sisters all succumbing to tuberculosis and her brother a combination of alcohol and tuberculosis—before she herself died while pregnant (the death certificate listed cause of death as wasting away, her child died with her).
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