Lewis CarrollWriter / Mathematician
Born: 27 January 1832
Died: 14 January 1898 (Influenza)
Birthplace: Daresbury, England
Best known as: Author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Name at birth: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Lewis Carroll was a church deacon and mathematician who published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass in 1871. Originally conceived as nursery tales for the daughter of family friends, they quickly became classics of children's literature. Carroll also wrote light verse, including "The Hunting of the Snark."
Extra credit: As an author of nonsense verse, Carroll is sometimes compared with his fellow Englishman Edward Lear.
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