Maria Louise Rame

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Birthday
1, 1839
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 25, 1908 (69)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1839
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 25, 1908 (69)

About

Esteemed English author who went by the pen name of "Ouida" and wrote such novels as Under Two Flags, Afternoon, and A Dog of Flanders. She was known for children's books, short stories and essays, as well as for her almost fifty novels.

Before Fame

She loved animals and often rescued them; at one point in her life, she owned thirty dogs. She published her debut novel, Held in Bondage, when she was twenty-four years old.

Trivia

Her pen name was based on her childhood pronunciation of her actual name: Louise became Ouida.

Family Life

Her brother, Colonel George Roy Gliddoth, served in the U.S. Civil War. She was born in Bury St. Edmunds, England and died at the age of sixty-nine in Viareggio, Italy.

Associated With

She and D. H. Lawrence were both famous English authors.