Charlotte Bronte

  • Charlotte’s sisters Emily and Anne were also famous authors, and they all wrote with male pen names: Currer Bell, Ellis Bell, and Acton Bell.


  • Her most famous novel, Jane Eyre, was published in 1847 and is partially based on her own life as a governess.


  • Charlotte was the only one of her sisters who married, but she was only married for eight months before she passed away of a combination of malnourishment from being ill during pregnancy and tuberculosis.


  • By the time she was 14, she had written 65 poems, and most of them told imaginary, fantasy stories.