27 January 1832 - 14 January 1898
Lewis Carroll was an English writer, mathematician, and photographer born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, England. He is best known for his children's novels "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1865) and "Through the Looking-Glass" (1871). Carroll was a pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, and his works are noted for their imaginative and fantastical content, as well as their playful use of language. He was a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford and was a respected mathematician, but he is remembered today primarily as a writer of whimsical, enduring works of fiction. His influence on children's literature has been widespread and continues to this day.