Princess Diana

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Princess Diana

Princess Diana

Diana, Princess of Wales

Princess Diana Biography

The Full name of Princess Diana is Diana Frances Spencer. She was well know as a British queen after marrying Prince Charles (Price of Wales). Princess Diana was an active fund raiser, Princess of Wales, president of charity work authorities and a celebrity. She was one of the most loved and respected members of the British royal family.

Princess Diana Early Life

Diana was born on 1 July 1961 into an aristocratic British family, though a commoner and royal. She was born in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk to John Edward Spencer (8th Earl Spencer) and Lady Frances Spencer (Or Frances Shand Kydd). She was the fourth child of five children in her family. Diana was baptized at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham. She had three siblings: Sarah, Jane and Charles.

Diana Education and Career

Till age 7 she was educated at home. In 1968, Diana was joined in Riddlesworth Hall School which was an all-girls boarding school between the age of 7 to 12. Then moved to west heath girls school which is in Kent between 12 to 16 age and left the school. After this she joined in Institut Alpin Videmanette, which was in Rougemont, Switzerland.

At the age of 17, Diana started her first job as nanny for Alexandra, the daughter of Major Jeremy Whitaker and his wife Philippa.

Diana Married Life and Family Life

She got engagement officially with Price Charles on 24th February 1981 and they got married on July 29th, 1981. She gave her first birth to William Arthur Philip Louis on June 21st, 1982 and 2 years later gave birth to a boy named Henry on September 15th, 1984. She was a good mother, wife and princess.

In 1996, after knowing the Charles’ long affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, they together agreed to take divorce. The divorce settlement terms between Charles and Diana was $23 million and $600,000 per year as tenure.

Princess Diana Death & Legacy

The car in which Diana was traveling met with an accident on 31st August 1997 at Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris. She was buried at Althorp, Northamptonshire on 6th September 1997.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin Biography

Charlie Chaplin full name was Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin and originally as “Charles Spencer Chaplin”. Charlie Chaplin was the English actor, comedian, film maker and he was the honor in KBE (Order of the British Empire). He was the great actor and filmmaker in 20th century which was silent era period. Charlie Chaplin was the great icon and celebrity through worldwide with his movies. His total career was 75 years in the film industry.

Charlie Chaplin Early Life

There is no official record about Charlie Chaplin birth. As per the information, Charlie Chaplin was born on 16th April, 1889 at East Street, Walworth, in South London. Charlie Chaplin was the only son to Charles Chaplin, Sr. (Father) and Hannah Hill (Mother) who were singers.

Charlie Chaplin childhood was filled with poverty and hardship.  Chaplin’s early life was spent with his mother and brother at Sydney in the London district of Kennington. When Chaplin was seven years old, he was joined to workhouse. After 18 months he was sent to institution for destitute children.

Young Performer

At five year old, Chaplin started his first stage performance and amateur appearance. He was continued his performance with the encouragement of his mother. He became a member in Eight Lancashire Lads clog-dancing troupe. At the age of 13, he discontinued his education. He acted first role as a newsboy in H. A. Saintsbury’s Jim, a Romance of Cockayne.

Entering Films (1914–1917)

At the age of 24 years, Charlie Chaplin was invited to join the New York Motion Picture Company with a signed a $150-per-week contract in the month of September, 1913. After joining in the company, in 2 months of period he learnt process of filmmaking. His debut movie was “one-reeler Making a Living” which was released on 2 February 1914.

Family Life

In 1918, he was quickly married with 16 years old Mildred Harris but he broken up with Mildred Harris in 2 years. Then he was married again in 1924 with another 16 years old actress Lita Grey. She was acted with Chaplin in the movie of “The Gold Rush”. These couple had two kids they are Charles Jr. and Sydney. After these kids were born, Chaplin was unhappy in married life with Lita Grey, so they were divorced in 1927.

In 1936, he was again married with one chorus girl name was Paulette Goddard, who was worked in Paulette Goddard. Again in 1943, he was married 18 years old Oona O’Neil who was the daughter of playwright Eugene O’Neil. These couple had seven children.

Final Years

In 1972, he went to United States of America to receive the special academy award from the Motion Picture Academy. Chaplin’s last film was “A Countess from Hong Kong” released in 1966. He was died on December 25, 1977 early hours at his home in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. After his death, there was mystery that the Chaplin dead body was stolen by two men and demanded $400,000 for its return. The dead body was return after 11 weeks.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Biography

Charles Darwin full name was Charles Robert Darwin. Charles Darwin was a British Scientist, English Naturalist and Geologist. He laid the evolution of theory. Charles Darwin established all species (basic units of biological classification) of life have inherits from forefathers, and he was started joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace then introduced his scientific theory as this branching pattern of evolution developed from a process that he named natural selection. Charles Darwin was published his evolution of theory in “On the Origin of Species” book in 1859.

Charles Darwin Early Life

Charles Darwin was born on 12th February 1809 at The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom. His father was Robert Darwin who was wealthy society doctor and financier, and mother was Susannah Darwin. Charles Darwin was the fifth of six children in his family.

Charles Darwin Education

Charles Darwin was joined Shrewsbury School as a boarder in September 1818. In 1825 summer vacation, before joining in the University of Edinburgh Medical School he worked as a apprentice doctor under his father and treat poor people.

Inception of Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory

In 1836, Darwin was a celebrity in scientific sector. Charles Lyell met Charles Darwin for the first time on 29th October 1836. Lyell introduced Darwin to anatomist Richard Owen. Owen had the equipment to work on the fossil bones collected by Darwin. After checked the fossil bones, Owen got the shocking results in reports which includes other gigantic extinct ground sloths as well as the Megatherium.

Charles Darwin Marriage Life and Family

Charles Darwin was married Emma Wedgwood on 29th January 1839. They had ten children, among them two died in infancy.

Charles Darwin Death and Funeral

Charles Darwin was died on 19 April 1882 at Down House, Kent in UK with the anginal attacks and heart failure. He was buried at Westminster Abbey, which was close to John Herschel and Isaac Newton.

Emily Bronte

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Emily Bronte

Emily Bronte

Emily Bronte Biography

Emily Bronte full name Emily Jane Bronte and was a great British English writer, novelist and poet. Emily Bronte used to write her novels with the pen named Ellis Bell. She was the sister of Charlotte and Anne Bronte who were also famous authors in UK.

Emily Bronte Early Life

Emily Bronte was born on 30th July 1818 at Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England and died on 19th December 1848 at Haworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Her parents were Maria Branwell and Patrick Bronte who is Irish. She was the fifth of six children in Bronte family. Her mother died in 1821 when she was 3 years old.

Emily Bronte Education

At the age of 6, Emily Bronte and her two sisters were joined in Clergy Daughters’ School which was located at Cowan Bridge. After joined in the school her two sisters were died with some illness, then her father bring Emily back to home from the school. Emily Bronte continued her studies at home with the help of her father and aunt Elizabeth Branwell, who is her mother’s sister.

Emily Bronte Adulthood

At the age of 20 Emily was worked as a teacher at Law Hill School in Halifax. Her teaching career was started in September 1838. She resigned her job due to heavy schedule and stress with 17 hours work per day. But she never had rest at home and she was busy at home with cooking, cleaning, iron and worked as a part-time teacher on Sundays.

Emily Bronte Career

Most of her novels were involved in fictional world called Gonda. Emily Bronte was wrote both prose and poems about this fictional imaginary places. Emily sisters published their novels with pen names Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell which were published in 1846. But less number of copies was sold. She changed her pen name again as Ellis Bell and published next novel, Wuthering Heights in December 1847.

Emily Bronte Death

Emily Bronte health was much weak due to harsh weather at home. She was suffered from severe cold during the funeral of her brother Branwell which causes tuberculosis in September 1848. Finally miss. Emily was died of a broken heart by thinking of her loved brother.

Charlotte Bronte

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Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte Biography

Charlotte Bronte was a famous British english writer in 19th century. Jane Eyre was a great classic of western literature novel which was written by Charlotte Bronte. All her novels are written in english literature standards. Charlotte Bronte had pen names like Lord Charles Albert, Florian Wellesley, Currer Bell.

Charlotte Bronte Early Life

Charlotte Bronte date of birth was 21st April 1816 and born at Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He was died on 31st March 1855 (aged 38) at Haworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Charlotte Bronte parents were Maria (nee Branwell) and Patrick Bronte. Her father was an Irish Anglican clergyman. Charlotte Bronte was the third child of six children.

Charlotte Bronte Education

In August 1824, Charlotte Bronte and her sister Emily took the admission in Clergy Daughter’s School at Cowan Bridge. Due to the poor condition of school they were mostly educated at home. In between 1831 and 1832, she continued her education at Roe Head in Mirfield. In this school only she worked as a teacher in between 1835 and 1838.

Charlotte Bronte Marriage & Family

Charlotte Bronte was received one marriage proposal from Arthur Bell Nicholls before the publication of her novel Villette. In January 1854 she accepted his love and married in June of same month. Charlotte was got pregnant soon after marriage, but due to unkown health problems Charlotte Bronte was died with her unborn child on 31st March 1855.

Charlotte Bronte Career

Charlotte Bronte first novel was Jane Eyre, it was published on 16th October 1847 which was semi-autobiographical novel and wrote under the pen name of “Currer Bell”. Jane Eyre novel was includes criticism of society’s treatment in what making women poor. She got success in novel career with Shirley in 1848 and Vilette in 1853.

Charlotte Bronte Notable Publications & Novels

Juvenilia

  • The Young Men’s Magazine, Number 1 – 3 (August 1830)
  • The Spell
  • The Secret
  • Lily Hart
  • The Foundling
  • The Green Dwarf

Novels

  • Jane Eyre, published 1847
  • Shirley, published in 1849
  • Villette, published in 1853

Poetry

  • Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (1846)
  • Selected Poems of The Brontës, Everyman Poetry (1997)

Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens Biography

Charles Dickens full name was Charles John Huffam Dickens. Charles Dickens was great British writer and as well as social critic. He was famous to create most memorable fictional characters in their novels. In Victorian period, Charles Dickens was greatest novelist. His novels, fictions, characters and shorts stories continue to be world wide popular.

Charles Dickens Early Life

Charles Dickens was born on 7th February 1812 at Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He died on 9th June 1870 (aged 58) at Gad’s Hill Place, Higham, Kent, England. Charles Dickens resting place was at Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey. His father was John Dickens who was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office and mother was Elizabeth Dickens. Charles Dickens was second child of eight children.

After Charles Dickens birth, immediately his family moved to Norfolk Street, Bloomsbury. When he was age 4, his family moved to Chatham, Kent, where he spent his life until his age of 11.

Charles Dickens Education

Charles Dickens studied few years in a private education. His first education started at dame-school and then at a William Giles school which is a dissenter in Chatham. In 1822 his family was forced to move to Camden Town due to some financial difficulties. At the age 12 years of Charles enter in to 112 College Place, Camden Town with the help of Elizabeth Roylance, a family friend.

Charles Dickens Marriage and Family

On 2nd April 1836 Charles Dickens got married with Catherine Thomson Hogarth who is the daughter of George Hogarth, editor of the Evening Chronicle. First child Charley was born in January 1837. After their child birth, the family was shifted to  Bloomsbury at 48 Doughty Street, London which was taken as a lease for three years at 80 GBP. Charles Dickens & Hogarth gave birth to 10 children and their names were Charles Dickens, Jr., Mary Dickens, Kate Perugini, Walter Landor Dickens, Francis Dickens, Alfred D’Orsay Tennyson Dickens, Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens, Henry Fielding Dickens, Dora Annie Dickens and Edward Dickens.

Charles Dickens Journalism and Early Novels

Charles Dickens was started his career as a journalist. He started with journals ‘The Mirror of Parliament’ and ‘The True Sun’. After submit these journals he became parliamentary journalist in The Morning Chronicle in 1833. His first publication was “Pickwick Papers” which is highly successful novel in his career. After this publication Charles didn’t look back in his career.

He wrote many plays and as well as plays in front of Queen Victoria in 1851. Charles Dickens notable works are The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.

Charles Dickens Death

Charles Dickens was survived from one rail crash. After five years he was died of a stroke on 9th June 1870. He was buried at Westminster Abbey.

Jane Austen

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Jane Austen Biography

Jane Austen was an famous British novelist in 18th century. Jane Austen wrote romantic fictions and landed gentry books. She has lived her entire life in landed gentry with close family members. British middle and upper class people likes Austen novels, she has great social observation.

Jane Austen Early Life

Jane Austen date of birth on 16th December 1775 and born at Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England. She was died on 18th July 1817 at Winchester, Hampshire, England and her resting place was Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, England. Austen’s father was George Austen and mother was Cassandra (1739–1827). George was a woolen manufacturer. Austen was had 6 brothers and one sister. She was great and close relationship with her sister Cassandra.

Jane Austen Education

In 1783, as per her family tradition Jane and her sister went to Oxford for education with Mrs. Ann Cawley and they were moved to Southampton later in the year. Austen has started her education at home only until she leave boarding school with her sister Cassandra in 1785. The school syllabus was included some French, spelling, needlework, dancing, music and drama. Jane was studied primary education her own, after she took the help of her father and older brothers.

Jane Austen Career

Jane Austen started novels as a teenager. Janes brother helped lot to publish her novels. Austen first novel was “Sense and Sensibility” which was published in 1811 and next novel was “Pride and Prejudice” which has received many good reviews. She started her career as apprenticeship from her teenage and continued to thirties age.

Jane Austen Marriage & Death

Jane Austen never married as like her sister Cassandra. In early 1816, Jane health was not supported to her, she became feel unwell. She neglected her health condition and continued concentration on her career as novelist. She was probably suffered a lot with Addison’s disease and finally died on 18 July 1817. The final novel was started but left incomplete.

John Milton

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John Milton

John Milton

John Milton Biography

John Milton was a one of the best British english poet, polemicist, scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant in the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious changes and political revolution. John Milton best poem is epic poem Paradise Lost, wrote in blank verse. All Milton poems were reflect deep personal feelings, a passion for freedom and self-determination. Famous english writer William Hayley called Milton as “greatest English author”.

John Milton Early Life

John Milton was born on 9th December 1608 at Bread Street, Cheapside, London, England, died on 8 November 1674 (aged 65) at Bunhill, London, England and resting place is St Giles-without-Cripplegate. Milton father was senior John Milton who is composer and mother was Sarah Jeffrey.

John Milton Education

Milton school education was done in St Paul’s School, London. Milton studied in Christ’s College, Cambridge in 1625 and completed B.A. graduation in 1629. He got fourth rank out of 24 students in the University of Cambridge. In 1632, Milton was completed post graduation M.A.. He was learn English, Latin, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, Aramaic, Syriac languages.

John Milton Marriage & Family

John Milton got married 3 times. In 1642, Milton was went to a trip i,e, manor house at Forest Hill, Oxfordshire and came back from trip to the countryside with a 16 years bride named Mary Powell. Together they gave birth to three daughters and a son. Mary Powell was died in 1652 due to complication of delivering last daughter.

After his first wife death, Milton was married two more, first Katherine Woodcock married in 1656. She was died on 3rd February 1658. Together they were gave birth to a daughter. Second was Elizabeth Minshull married in 1662.

John Milton Poetry

In 1630 Milton poem was published first time, which was written on William Shakespeare. Below are the best bibliography of John Milton.

Poetry

  • Lycidas (1638)
  • Poems (1645)
  • Paradise Lost (1667)
  • Paradise Regained (1671)
  • Samson Agonistes (1671)

John Milton Drama

  • Arcades (1632)
  • Comus (1634)

John Milton Non-Fictions

  1. Of Reformation Touching Church Discipline in England (1641)
  2. The Reason of Church Government Urged Against Prelaty (1642)
  3. The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce (1643)
  4. Areopagitica (1644)
  5. Of Education (1644)
  6. The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates (1649)
  7. A Treatise of Civil Power in Ecclesiastical Causes (1659)

William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare Biography

William Shakespeare was a great British english poet, playwright and actor. He was the world top dramatist till now. Shakespeare had the names as National Poet and Band of Avon. He wrote 154 sonnets, 2 long narrative poems and some collaborations that includes 38 plays. Shakespeare plays and dramas were translated in to so many languages and performed on regular base. Shakespeare wrote most of the plays that includes human emotion and conflict.

William Shakespeare Early Life

As per the records William Shakespeare exact date of birth is not exist. But believed Shakespeare was born on or near April 23rd, 1564 and died on 23rd April 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. William Shakespeare father was John Shakespeare and mother was Mary Shakespeare. He was baptised in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on 26th April 1564.

William Shakespeare Education

Shakespeare education records are not existed exactly. Scholars have doubts that he was studied in the King’s New School, in Stratford, which teach reading, writing and the classics. In childhood, Shakespeare was not qualified for free education.

William Shakespeare Married Life

William Shakespeare got married at the age of 18 years with Anne Hathaway. Anne age was 26 years at the marriage time. The marriage licence was issued by consistory court of the Diocese of Worcester on 27th November 1582. They had together 3 child, first was baby named as Susanna born on May 26th, 1583 and after two years later born twins called Hamnet and Judith on February 2nd, 1585. But Hamnet was died of unknown cause at the age of 11.

William Shakespeare Theatrical Career

There is no exact records when Shakespeare was started theatrical career. Roughly he was started career in 1592. As per London playwright Robert Greene, there is an upstart Crow.

In between 1593 and 1594, Shakespeare’s first poem’s are Venus and Adonis and ‘The Rape of Lucrece’, were published. He was dedicated them to his sponsor, Henry Wriothesley, the Earl of Southampton.

William Shakespeare Final Years

Shakespeare lived last five years of his final life in New Place in Stratford. He was died on 23rd April 1616 at the age of 52 years old and he was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. He gave his total property to his eldest daughter Susanna male heirs.

Christopher Marlowe

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Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe Biography

Christopher Marlowe was the play wright, poet, British dramatist and as well as translator of the Elizabethan era. He was most influenced by William Shakespeare who was great British poet. Shakespeare was also born in the same year as Marlowe and who came from lower position to higher position to become the best Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious death.

Christopher Marlowe Early Life

Christopher Marlowe born date was not known, but baptised on 26th February 1564 at Canterbury, England and died on 30th May 1593 (at the age 29) at Deptford, England. Marlowe parents, father was John Marlowe who was shoemaker and mother was Catherine.

Christopher Marlowe Education

Marlowe was jointed in The King’s School which is in Canterbury and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He was educated with scholarship and got his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1584. In the year of 1587, university hold his masters degree in granting because of frequently absence to university and converted to Roman Catholicism. At this situation Privy Council sent a declaration notice to university has he was now working “on matters touching the benefit of his country,” then he got his master’s degree from university on same schedule.

Christopher Marlowe Literary Career

Marlowe first drama was Dido, Queen of Carthage. This drama was performed by Children of the Chapel which was a company of boys actors. This drama was performed in between 1587 and 1593. Marlowe’s second drama and performance was the two-part Tamburlaine the Great (which was published in 1590). This drama was Marlowe’s first acted himself on the stage in London and was the first English drama in blank verse. Christopher Marlowe dramas are,

  1. Dido, Queen of Carthage (c.1586)
  2. Tamburlaine, part 1 (c.1587)
  3. Tamburlaine, part 2 (c.1587–1588)
  4. The Jew of Malta (c.1589)
  5. Doctor Faustus (c.1589, or, c.1593)
  6. Edward II (c.1592)
  7. The Massacre at Paris (c.1593)

Marlowe Arrest and Death

The continues gossips of Christopher Marlowe’s unbelief finally arrested for just that crime on Sunday May 20th, 1593. Finally on May 30th 1593, Marlowe was murdered by Ingram Frizer. Frizer was took help of Nicholas Skeres and Robert Poley, then killed Marlowe. But Marlowe death was still mysterious.