Grace Darling

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Birthday
24, 1815
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 20, 1842 (26)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
24, 1815
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 20, 1842 (26)

About

Recognized for rescuing survivors of the shipwrecked vessel Forfarshire in 1838. She spotted the ship from her bedroom, which was located in the lighthouse her father owned.

Before Fame

She was raised as the seventh of nine children.

Trivia

On the first trip, she and her father rescued four men and the lone surviving woman, Mrs. Dawson, from the Forfarshire.

Family Life

Her father William rowed a 21 ft, 4-man Northumberland cobleboat towards the shipwreck while she steered.

Associated With

In 1843, poet William Wordsworth wrote a verse immortalizing her deed titled, Grace Darling.