10 Interesting Facts about Charlotte Bronte

Have you ever heard about Charlotte Bronte? Who is she? Facts about Charlotte Bronte will give you information about an English novelist and poet. She was born on 21 April 1816 in Market Street Thornton, Yorkshire, England. The Professor was her first novel. Unfortunately, it was rejected by many publishers. After that, her novel Jane Eyre was very popular when it was printed. She
always used her life’s experiences in her novels. There are many still information about Charlotte Bronte that will be explained below.

Facts about Charlotte Bronte 1: Early Life

Charlotte lost her mother when she was just five years old. Her mother died on 15 September 1821 because of ovarian cancer. After that, Charlotte and three of her sisters (Emily, Maria, and Elizabeth) were sent by her father to the Clergy Daughters’ School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire.

Facts about Charlotte Bronte 2: Family

Patrick Bronte and Maria nee Branwell are Charlotte’s parents. Her mother was an Cornish, whereas her father was an Irish Anglican clergyman. Charlotte was the third of the six children. They are Maria, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and Branwell. Her family moved to the village of Haworth on April 1821. At there, her father was appointed as perpetual curate of St Michael and All Angels Church.

Maria nee Branwell
Maria nee Branwell

Facts about Charlotte Bronte 3: The memories about her mother

As we know that Charlotte was left by her mother when she was young. However, she still had few memories about her mother. Seeing her mother playing with Branwell (Charlotte’s brother) while she was walking through a door was one of her memories.

Facts about Charlotte Bronte 4: Marriage

Charlotte married with Arthur Bell Nicholls on June 1854. Before her marriage, Charlotte was ever proposed by four different men and rejected all of them. However, she
received a proposal of marriage from Arthur on January 1854 and married him.

Charlotte and Arthur Bell Nicholls
Charlotte and Arthur Bell Nicholls

Facts about Charlotte Bronte 5: Career

Charlotte worked as a teacher at schoolhouse and a governess in a family home before publishing Jane Eyre. Unfortunately, she dislike her works because of the long hours.

Facts about Charlotte Bronte 6: Male pseudonyms

Charlotte and two of her sisters, Emily and Anne used male pseudonyms to publish a book of poetry in 1846. The male pseudonyms of Charlotte was Currer Bell, Emily was Ellis Bell, and Anne was Acton Bell. Besides, Charlotte still used the Currer Bell pseudonym when she published Jane Eyre.

Facts about Charlotte Bronte 7: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre was Charlotte’s bestseller novel which was published on 16 October 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England. The novel was adapted based on the perspective of a child.

Facts about Charlotte Bronte 8: Life of Charlotte Bronte

Life of Charlotte Bronte is a biography about Charlotte Bronte. It was written by Charlotte’s friend named Elizabeth Gaskell. The biography was published in 1855 after two years of Charlotte’s death.

Life of Charlotte Bronte
Life of Charlotte Bronte

Facts about Charlotte Bronte 9: Death

Charlotte died on March 31, 1856 in the Haworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England when he was 38 years old. It was because of morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum during her pregnancy.

Facts about Charlotte Bronte 10: List of Books

There were many books which were written by Charlotte Bronte, including Jane Eyre (1847), Shirley (1849), Villette (1853), The Professor (1857) and Emma (incomplete).

Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre


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