Jane Austen (died 18 July 1817)
|Jane Austen, c. 1810,|
a drawing by her sister,
Born on 16 December 1775, Jane Austen died at the age of forty-one on 18 July 1817 in Winchester, England--she was buried in Winchester Cathedral, but her original memorial stone made no mention of her novels.
She published anonymously--her first work simply attributed to "a lady."