George Eliot

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Birthday
22, 1819
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 22, 1880 (61)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1819
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 22, 1880 (61)

About

A popular British author of the Victorian Era, she is known for such classic novels as Middlemarch and Silas Marner. Her poetry collections include The Legend of Jubal, Count That Day Lost, and Arion.

Before Fame

Her father thought that she was not beautiful enough to secure a husband and instead encouraged her educational pursuits.

Trivia

Her real name was Mary Anne Evans; George Eliot was her masculine pen-name.

Family Life

She had a long-lasting domestic partnership with the already-married George Henry Lewes. In 1880, she wed a younger man named John Cross.

Associated With

Literary critic Harold Bloom described her as one of the greatest authors in the history of Western literature.