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Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë died at the young age of 30, leaving the now-legendary Wuthering Heights as her only novel. Little is known about Brontë's life; she was a member of the famed Brontë writing clan, which …

Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte is the author of Jane Eyre and a member of the remarkable Brontë family. The sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne first published their poetry under pseudonyms: Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acto…

Brewer's: Brontes

(2 syl.). A blacksmith personified, one of the Cyclops. The name signifies Thunder. Not with such weight, to frame the forky brand, The ponderous hammer falls from Brontes' hand. Hoole: Je…

Anne Bradstreet

Name at birth: Anne DudleyAnne Bradstreet emigrated to Massachusetts with her father and her husband in 1630. Her husband later became a governor of the colony, while Anne wrote poetry and raised the…

Queen Anne

Queen Anne was the queen of England, Scotland and Ireland during the War of Spanish Succession (1702-14), an era that lay the foundation for Britain's colonial power in the 18th century. The second d…

Anne Sexton

Name at birth: Anne Gray HarveyAnne Sexton married at the age of 19, worked briefly as a model and then started a family. Sexton suffered from depression and had mental breakdowns and suicidal bouts …

Anne Frank

Name at birth: Annelies Marie FrankAnne Frank is the best-known victim of the Jewish genocide known as the Holocaust, which was ordered by Germany's Adolf Hitler during World War II. When German troo…

Ann Landers

Name at birth: Esther Pauline FriedmanAnn Landers dispensed advice to readers in a daily column that ran for five decades in more than 1,200 U.S. newspapers. A wife and mother with no journalism expe…

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn was the second wife of Henry VIII of England and mother of the future Queen Elizabeth I. A former lady-in-waiting for Henry's sister Mary Tudor, Anne Boleyn married the king in 1533 after…

Anne Rice

In 1976 Anne Rice published Interview With The Vampire, and within a decade the book became the best-known vampire novel since Bram Stoker's Dracula. She has written several novels exploring sexual an…