Isabella Beeton

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Birthday
12, 1836
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 6, 1865 (28)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
12, 1836
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 6, 1865 (28)

About

Remembered for her 1861 domestic instructional manual, Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management, this Victorian-era cooking and housekeeping authority also established a weekly ladies' magazine called The Queen.

Before Fame

During her youth, she studied in Germany and excelled as a pianist.

Trivia

Shortly after giving birth to her fourth son, she died of a reproductive infection called Puerperal fever. She was only twenty-eight years old.

Family Life

She grew up in London and Surrey, England, as the oldest of twenty-one siblings. She later married the English publisher Samuel Orchart Beeton; the couple had two surviving sons.

Associated With

She and George Eliot were both English, female writers of the Victorian Era.