Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Death: 14th January 1898
Buried: Mount Cemetery, Guildford, Surrey, England
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Photo taken by: Clive and Chris
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English author, poet and photographer, best remembered for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
He was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in Warrington, Cheshire and was the third of eleven children. Throughout his life he suffered with a stammer, but this not stop him from singing or telling stories to audiences. He was educated at home until he reached the age of twelve when he was sent away to school in Richmond and then to Rugby. In January 1851 he went to Christ Church College, Oxford. He excelled academically, without having to apply himself, and he gained the Lectureship in mathematics at Christ Church and remained there until he died. He never gave up teaching even when he could afford to live on his income from his writing. 
In 1856 he took up photography became well known in this field, he considered making a living out of it. He had written poetry and short stories for many years, having them published in magazines, but he achieved international success in 1865 with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He used the pseudonym Lewis Carroll as Lewis is the Anglicised form of Ludovicus, which is Latin for Lutwidge and Carroll is the Anglicised version of Carolus, Latin for Charles.