Charlotte Brontë is a special hero of mine. Born in 1816, She lived in Haworth, England with her family. During the course of her life she lost her mother and all five of her siblings to illness and death. She finally got married at age 37, but being of a sickly constitution herself, she died a year later during her pregnancy. Despite the many tragedies she endured, she was able to write and publish several beautiful novels including Jane Eyre, now a greatly revered classic, and my own personal favorite.