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Charlotte Brontë (April 21, 1816 – March 31, 1855), the British novelist best known for Jane Eyre, was born in Thornton, a small West Yorkshire village in England. She was part of a clerical family that valued education and became the family chronicler and champion. Charlotte lead the charge for herself and her two equally brilliant sisters, Emily and Anne, in their quest to become published authors.
Charlotte’s parents were Patrick Brontë, an Anglican clergyman of Irish descent, and Maria Branwell. The family lived in Haworth, an isolated town on the moors of northern England. She was the third child born to the Brontës; her older sisters Maria, named for her mother, and Elizabeth, each died around the age of ten. After Charlotte came Branwell, the only brother, then Emily and finally Anne. Read More→