Charlotte Bronte, writer
Apr. 21, 1816-Mar. 31, 1855
Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1994)
The author of Jane Eyre, was the eldest of the three Bronte sisters, all English writers.
A brief biography of Bronte can be found on the Victorian Web.org, a site about literature, history and culture in the age of Victoria.