Jane Austen, writer
Dec. 16, 1775-July 18, 1817
Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1994)
The English author of Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and four other works was not famous until after her death.
Drop by Jane Austen's House Museum on the Web.