Jane Austen
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Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Jane Austen
Born in Steventon, Hampshire, Englandmap
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Died in College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Jane was born on 16 DEC 1775 at Steventon, Hampshire, England and died on 18 Jul 1817 at College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, England.[1]

Jane Austen was a novelist. She wrote romantic fiction and was the author of Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma. She also wrote two novels that were published posthumously in 1818: Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. She began a third, which was eventually called Sandition but she died before it was complete.

It was said that in 1796 she had a flirtation with Thomas Langlois Lefroy an Irish Huguenot politician. [2]


  1. Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; NOTEAncestry.com, Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010).
  2. Wikipedia, Thomas Langois Lefroy, accessed 23 Sep 2016.
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, entry for Jane Austen.
  • The Works of Jane Austen on Project Gutenberg[1]
  • Baptism Dec 17, 1775: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. FHL Film Number: 0973049 IT 9


Thank you to Steve Austen for creating WikiTree profile Austen-489 through the import of Austen-Lamb Family Tree_2013-05-09.ged on May 9, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Steve and others.

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We will be holding on Jane's feature due to a change in the line up. We hope to have her in the connection finder at a later date. Improvements to her profile in the meantime will be very helpful!


posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Hi there profile managers!

We plan on featuring Jane as the Example Profile of the Week in the Connection finder on Feb 12th. Between now and then is a good time to take a look at the sources and biography to see if there are updates and improvements that need made, especially those that will bring it up to WikiTree Style Guide standards. I will check on the profile closer to the week we'll feature it and make changes as necessary.

Thanks! Abby

posted by Abby (Brown) Glann

Jane is 22 degrees from Ludwig Kraayenbrink, 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England and 22 degrees from Ferdinand von Zeppelin on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.