Hamilton. Elizabeth

Born: Jul 25, 1758 AD
Died: 1816 AD, at 57 years of age.

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

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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