Ann Taylor

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Birthday
30, 1782
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 20, 1866 (84)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1782
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 20, 1866 (84)

About

English poet and literary critic best known for her children's verse and her prose. She collaborated with her sister, Jane Taylor, who wrote Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

Before Fame

She grew up in a literary family and began writing when she was fairly young.

Trivia

Her work is often misattributed to her sister, Jane, who achieved fame sooner and died at a young age.

Family Life

She married Joseph Gilbert in 1813. He proposed marriage before they had ever met in person.

Associated With

Her poem 'The Maniac's Song' is said to have inspired 'La Belle Dame sans Merci' by John Keats.