Bronte, Charlotte

Born: Apr 21, 1816 AD
Died: 1855 AD, at 38 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Novelists

1816 - Born at Thornton, in Yorkshire, England on the 21st of April.

1820 - In April, the family moved to Haworth, where Patrick had been appointed Perpetual Curate.

1821 - Maria Branwell Brontë died of cancer on the 15th  September, leaving five daughters and a son to the care of her sister Elizabeth Branwell.

1824 - In August, Charlotte was sent with three of her sisters, Emily, Maria, and Elizabeth, to the Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire.

1831-1832 - Continued her education at Roe Head school in Mirfield, where she met her lifelong friends and correspondents, Ellen Nussey and Mary Taylor.

1835-1838 - She returned as a teacher.

1839 - She took up the first of many positions as governess to various families in Yorkshire.

1842 - She and Emily travelled to Brussels to enroll in a pensionnat run by Constantin Heger and his wife Claire Zoë Parent Heger.

1843 - Charlotte returned alone to Brussels in January to take up a teaching post at the pensionnat.

1844 - She finally returned to Haworth in January and later used her time at the pensionnat as the inspiration for some of The Professor and Villette.

1854 - In June, Charlotte married Arthur Bell Nicholls, her father's curate.

1855 - Died on the 31st of March in Haworth, Yorkshire

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