Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was born in Cheshire in 1832. He went to Oxford University and got a degree in Maths. He then went on to become a lecturer in Maths at Oxford, whilst at the same time writing comic poems and prose for his own amusement. He had a few works published and also became a well respected photographer.
Alice in Wonderland, a story based on a boat trip he had taken with a girl named Alice Liddell, was published in 1865. This proved popular and, in 1871, a sequel was published called Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. In addition to his nonsense rhymes and his children’s fiction, Carroll also wrote mathematical treatises and became a deacon in the Church of England. He died in 1898 at the age of 65.
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