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Eliot, George

Born: 1819 AD
Died: 1880 AD
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1819 – She was born on this year at the estate at South Farm, Arbury, near Nuneaton.


1836 – Her mother died and she returned home to act as housekeeper on this year, but she continued her education with a private tutor and advice from Maria Lewis.

1846 – She completed her first major literary work of David Strauss’ Life of Jesus on this year.


1851 – She met the philosopher and critic George Henry Lewes on this year.


1854 – She and George Henry Lewes had decided to live together.


1859 – Her first complete novel, published in this year, was Adam Bede and was an instant success, but it prompted an intense interest in who this new author was.

1858 – Her husband died on the 30th day of November this year.


1876 – Her last novel “ Daniel Deronda” was published.


1880 – She was courted controversy once more on the 6th day of May of this year by marrying a man twenty years younger than herself, and again changing her name, this time to Mary Anne Cross.

1880 – She died on the 22nd day  of December of this year because of kidney disease at the age of 61.


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