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Anne was born January 17, 1820. She was the daughter of Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell, and was the youngest member of the Brontë literary family. She lived most of her life with her family at the parish of Haworth on the Yorkshire moors. In 1835 she enrolled at Miss Wooler's Girls' School at Roe Head in Mirfield, where her older sister, Charlotte, was a teacher. She left in 1837.
From 1839 to 1840, Anne worked as a governess to the Ingham family at Blake Hall, Mirfield. From 1840 to 1845 she worked for the Robinson family at Thorp Green York. After leaving her teaching position, she wrote a volume of poetry with her sisters and two novels. Agnes Grey, based upon her experiences as a governess, was published in 1847. Her second and last novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, which is considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels, appeared in 1848.
In January 1849 Anne was diagnosed with tuberculosis. On May 24, 1849 Charlotte took Anne to Scarborough, hoping the sea air might alleviate the Anne's symptoms. On May 28, 1849, Anne Brontë died at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the age of 29. She was buried in St Mary's churchyard on Castle Hill overlooking the bay.
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1841 Census of England
Parsonage House, Haworth, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
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