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Anne Brontë

Born: 17-Jan-1820
Birthplace: Thornton, Yorkshire, England
Died: 28-May-1849
Location of death: Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Remains: Buried, St. Mary's Churchyard, Scarborough, England

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Anne Brontė was the youngest and least famous of the novelist Brontė sisters, and wrote under the pen name Acton Bell. She worked as a governess, abhorred the job, and used it as the basis for her poignant but humorous Agnes Grey. Her far more serious second novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, was considered scandalous for its effective dramatization of the problems caused by the denial of legal rights to married women. Brontė fell ill with tuberculosis mere months after her second book was published, and died the following spring at the age of 29.

Father: Patrick Brontë (clergyman, b. 17-Mar-1777, d. 7-Jun-1861)
Mother: Maria Branwell Brontë (b. 15-Apr-1783, m. 29-Dec-1812, d. 15-Sep-1821 uterine cancer)
Sister: Maria Brontë (b. Apr-1814, d. 6-Jun-1825 tuberculosis)
Sister: Elizabeth Brontë (b. 8-Feb-1815, d. 15-Jun-1825 tuberculosis)
Sister: Charlotte Brontë (author, b. 21-Apr-1816, d. 31-Mar-1855)
Brother: Branwell Brontë (poet-drunkard, b. 26-Jun-1817, d. 24-Sep-1848 bronchitis)
Sister: Emily Brontë (author, b. 30-Jul-1818, d. 19-Dec-1848 tuberculosis)

    High School: Roe Head School, Dewsbury, England (attended 1835-37)

    Irish Ancestry
    English Ancestry

Author of books:
Agnes Grey (1847)
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)


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