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Alice Liddell

Deceased Person

Alice Liddell Alice Pleasance Liddell (/ˈlɪdəl/; 4 May 1852 – 16 November 1934), known for most of her adult life by her married name, Alice Hargreaves, inspired the children's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, whose protagonist Alice is said to be named after her. Alice Liddell was the fourth child of Henry Liddell, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and his wife Lorina Hanna Liddell (née Reeve). She had two older brothers, Harry (born 1847) and Arthur (born 1850, died of scarlet fever in 1853), and an older sister Lorina (born 1849). She also had six younger siblings, including her sister Edith (born 1854) with whom she was very close. At the time of her birth, Liddell's father was the Headmaster of Westminster School but was soon after appointed to the deanery of Christ Church, Oxford. The Liddell family moved to Oxford in 1856. Soon after this move, she met Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who encountered the family while he was photographing the cathedral on 25 April 1856. He became a close friend of the Liddell family in subsequent years (see Relationship with Lewis Carroll below). Liddell grew up primarily in the company of the two sisters nearest to her in age: Lorina, who  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Alice Pleasance Liddell-Hargreaves,Alice Pleasance Liddell,Alice Liddell Hargreaves,Alice Hargreaves
Date of birth
1852-05-04
Place of birth
Westminster
Parents
Lorina Hanna Reeve, Henry Liddell
Siblings
Arthur Liddell Edith Liddell Harry Liddell Lorina Liddell

Death

Date of death
1934-11-16
Place of death
Westerham

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