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Hamilton. Elizabeth

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Born: 1758 AD
Died: 1816 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: Irish
Categories: Essayists, Novelists, Poets, Satirists

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1758 - Hamilton was born in Belfast on July 25, 1758.

 

1759 - Hamilton's father died leaving their mother widow with three children.

 

1762 - Hamilton was sent to her paternal aunt in Stirlingshire, Scotland. Elizabeth was also an intellectually active girl. She had a taste for good literature and was widely read.

 

1788 - Hamilton went to live with her brother Captain Charles Hamilton.

 

1792 - Hamilton's first work "The Letters of a Hindu Rajah", in tribute to life of her brother.

 

1804 - Hamilton returned to Scotland, particularly settling in Edinburgh. She was able to write four books namely: "Memoirs of Modern Philosophers","Letters on Education", "Life of Agrippina", and "Letters to the Daughters of Noblemen."

 

1816 - Hamilton left Edinburgh for Harrogate in May hoping to recover but eventually she died on July 23, 1816 at the age of 58.


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