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Jane Austen

Mostly Credited As: Jane Austen
Date Of Birth: December 16, 1775 (Age 41)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Steventon, Hampshire, England
Date Of Death: July 18, 1817
Cause Of Death: Addison's disease

Jane Austen


Jane Austen was born in Hampshire, in the south of England, the daughter of the Reverend George Austen, Rector of Steventon, and his wife Cassandra. Jane had six brothers and a sister, also called Cassandra. Two of her brothers became admirals in the Royal Navy.

Jane started writing when she was about fourteen, and in her lifetime was seen as an important writer. Her major books are -

Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Mansfield Park (1814)
Emma (1815)
Northanger Abbey (1818)
Persuasion (1818)

All of the above have have been dramatized as films and/or as television serials.

Jane never married, although in 1802 she turned down a proposal from a rich admirer. She lived quietly with her family, and in 1817, after a year of bad health (perhaps Addison's disease), she died and was buried in Winchester Cathedral.

The picture on this page is the only certain portrait of Jane, a coloured sketch done by her sister Cassandra.


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Pride and Prejudice (1996)• Based On The Works Of
Sense And Sensibility (2008)• Based On The Works Of

Episode Crew


Masterpiece (1971) (Credited in 17 episodes from this show) 
 
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Emma: (Part 3) 40x05 Feb/07/2010 As: Story
Emma: (Part 2) 40x04 Jan/31/2010 As: Story
Emma: (Part 1) 40x03 Jan/24/2010 As: Story
Sense and Sensibility: (Part 2) 38x10 Apr/06/2008 As: Story
Sense and Sensibility: (Part 1) 38x09 Mar/30/2008 As: Story
Pride and Prejudice (1996) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Part 1 01x01 Sep/24/1995 As: Story
Wagon Train (1957) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Steele Family 02x37 Jun/17/1959 As: Story
Matinee Theater (1955) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Emma 02x232 Sep/16/1957 As: Story
Pride and Prejudice 02x23 Oct/01/1956 As: Story
Kraft Television Theatre (1947) (1947) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Emma 08x09 Nov/24/1954 As: Story
The Philco Television Playhouse (1948) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Sense and Sensibility 02x39 Jun/04/1950 As: Story
Pride and Prejudice 01x17 Jan/23/1949 As: Story
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Two of Jane's brothers became admirals in the Royal Navy.

She is buried in Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, England.

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