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Burney, Frances

Born: 1752 AD
Died: 1840 AD
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1752 – Born on June 13th in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England. English dramatist and diarist.

1762 – Frances was ten years old when she began writing poetic, dramatic and prose works.

1767 – On her fifteenth birthday, Frances made a sacrificial bonfire of her writings, including her journals and the “novel” of “Caroline Evelyn” whose story formed the precursor for Frances’ first published work, Evelina.

1778-1782 – Wrote the books, Evelina: A Young Lady’s Entrance into the World and Cecilia: Memoirs of an Heiress, by the author of Evelina.

1793 – Married to Alexander D’Arblay on July 31st.

1796 – Wrote the novel, Camilla.

1840 – Died on January 6th in London, England.

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