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Branwell Brontë

AKA Patrick Branwell Brontë

Born: 26-Jun-1817
Birthplace: Thornton, Yorkshire, England
Died: 24-Sep-1848
Location of death: Haworth, Yorkshire, England
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Remains: Buried, Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Haworth, Yorkshire, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Poet, Painter

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Brontė sisters' brother

Poet and painter Branwell Brontė was adored by his sisters, who believed he was the brightest of the now-famous Brontė brood. He supported himself mostly as a tutor, and was fired at least once for an affair with the mother of a student. He later slipped into depression, addiction to the bottle and opium, and sporadic fits which may have been caused by epilepsy. Toward the end of his short life he usually slept with his elderly father, who tried to soothe his nightmares and restrained him when his fits became violent.

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)
Sister: Emily Brontë (author, b. 30-Jul-1818, d. 19-Dec-1848 tuberculosis)
Sister: Anne Brontë (author, b. 17-Jan-1820, d. 28-May-1849 tuberculosis)

    Irish Ancestry
    English Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Opium, Depression

Author of books:
The Poems of Patrick Branwell Brontė (1983)

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