Charlotte Bronte was an English novelist and poet, best known for her novel "Jane Eyre". Her works were widely appreciated for their literary style and strong female leads.

Early Life

Bronte was born on April 21, 1816, in Thornton, Yorkshire. She belonged to a family of six children. Her father Patrick Bronte was a clergyman and her mother Maria Branwell Bronte died when Charlotte was five years old. The siblings grew up with their father in a strict and disciplined environment.


In 1824, Charlotte along with her sisters Emily and Anne went to Cowan Bridge School but had to leave due to the harsh conditions. They continued their education at home under their father's supervision.

Later, Charlotte attended Roe Head School as a student and later worked there as a teacher.


In 1846, Charlotte published her first novel "Jane Eyre" which received positive reviews from critics. This led to the publication of her other novels including "Shirley" and "Villette".

Apart from writing novels, Bronte also worked as a governess for various families during her lifetime.

Personal Life

Bronte's personal life was plagued with tragedies. Her two elder sisters Maria and Elizabeth died due to tuberculosis in childhood. In 1854 she lost three siblings Emily, Anne and Branwell within eight months due to tuberculosis again.

Charlotte married Arthur Bell Nicholls who was the curate of Haworth Parish Church where she lived with her father after the death of all of his children except Arthur. However, they could not enjoy their marriage bliss because just one year later she too suffered from tuberculosis like earlier many members of her family did & passed away on March 31st 1855 at the age of thirty-nine.


Despite having lived only till the age of thirty-nine , Charlotte left behind an enduring legacy in the form of her powerful works. Her writing style and characterization have inspired many writers over the years, making her an enduring figure in literary history.


Through her writings, Charlotte Bronte distinguished herself as one of the most celebrated writers of her time. Her considerable influence on literature continues to inspire enthusiasts around the world today.