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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…

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

Sister Anne. Sister of Fatima, the seventh and last of Bluebeard's wives. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Anne's FanAnnates A B C D E F G H I J K L…

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…

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…

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 …

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…