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Charles Lamb Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Charles Lamb
Place Of Birth
London, UK
248 years old
Birth Date
February 10 1775

Charles Lamb Facts

Child Star?
Essayist, Poet, Antiquarian
Education & Qualifications
Christ's Hospital
John Lamb, Elizabeth Field
Mary Lamb

About Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb was an English essayist, poet, and scholar.
He is best known for his 'Essays Of Elia' and 'Tales From Shakespeare', children's books he co-authored with his sister Mary Lamb.

Charles Lamb's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Charles Lamb’s net worth?

His net worth is unknown.

How much did Charles Lamb earn per year?

His annual income is undisclosed.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Charles Lamb?

No information is available about his height.

How old was Charles Lamb?

On December 27, 1834, he died at 59 from erysipelas caused by a fall on the street.

Childhood And Education

Mrs. Reynolds mentored him in his early life. When he was seven, he joined Christ's Hospital boarding school.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Charles Lamb's family?

On February 10, 1775, he was born in London as the youngest of three children to John Lamb and Elizabeth Field. John Lamb worked as a lawyer's clerk.

Who was Charles Lamb dating?

At the age of 44, he fell in love with actress Fanny Kelly, but Fanny Kelly turned down his marriage proposal.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Charles had a stuttering problem due to his family life, which hindered him from pursuing a clerical career. Charles Lamb and his sister had a bustling social life, mixing with some of the most renowned literary figures, William Wordsworth being one of them.
Lamb's first literary work was published in 1796 in the first volume of Coleridge's 'Poems On Various Subjects'. In 1802, the writer published a poetic tragedy, 'John Woodvil'. 'John Woodvil' was poorly received.
'Tales from Shakespeare', which he co-wrote with his sister Mary Lamb, was one of his most famous and noteworthy works. It's a children's recreation of tragedies and comedies of Shakespeare. In 1808, Charles Lamb published 'The Adventures Of Ulysses', a children's rendition of 'Odyssey'. In 1823, Charles Lamb released 'Essays Of Elia', a collection of essays that contains an autobiographical description of the experiences of his hypothetical character, Elia.

Other Interesting Charles Lamb Facts And Trivia

  • At Christ's Hospital free boarding school, he met Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
  • In the January 1823 issue of Quarterly Review, Robert Southey wrote a negative review of 'Essays Of Elia', portraying Lamb as irreligious.
  • In retaliation, Lamb sent a letter to Southey, published in the London Magazine, that being a dissenter of the Church does not imply an irreligious man.

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