Jane Austen 200
Arguably one of the world's most famous authors, Jane Austen spent most of her life in the historic and beautiful county of Hampshire. 2017 will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and Hampshire Cultural Trust is working with Jane Austen’s House Museum and many other partners across the county to commemorate Jane’s creativity and talent.
Jane passed away whilst visiting the city of Winchester in Hampshire, in 1817 and was buried in the city’s famous cathedral.The likes of Winchester Discovery Centre, Gosport Gallery, The Chesil Theatre, Willis Museum, Chawton House Library and more will be hosting events throughout 2017.
Jane Austen's life in brief
Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 in the village of Steventon near Basingstoke.
Jane decides to write for profit and become a professional writer.
Work is completed on the first draft of First Impressions.
Sense & Sensibility is accepted for publishing by Thomas Egerton.
Jane died on 18 July 1817 at 41 and she is buried in Winchester Cathedral.