AKA Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Birthplace: Daresbury, Cheshire, England
Location of death: Guildford, Surrey, England
Cause of death: Influenza
Remains: Buried, Mount Cemetery, Guildford, Surrey, England
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Photographer, Mathematician
Executive summary: Alice in Wonderland
Carroll's mathematical lectures were reportedly "humorless and boring."
Although not a believer in spiritualism, Carroll did believe in ESP and psychokinesis. Was an enthusiastic charter member of the Society of Psychical Research. His personal library contained dozens of books on the occult:
All seems to point to the existence of a natural force, allied to electricity and nerve-force, by which the brain can act on brain. I think we are close on the day when this shall be classed among the known natural forces, and its laws tabulated, ... the scientific skeptics will have to accept it as a proved fact in nature.
Ordained as a deacon in the Church of England.
Deaf in one ear.
Father: Charles Dodgson (Vicar of Daresbury)
Mother: Frances Lutwidge (his first cousin)
High School: Richmond School, Yorkshire (1844-45)
High School: Rugby School (1846-50)
University: BA, Christ Church, Oxford University (1850-54)
Professor: Mathematics, Christ Church, Oxford University
Athenaeum Club (London)
Sgt. Pepper Lonely Heart
Risk Factors: Stuttering, Epilepsy
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Author of books:
A Syllabus of Plane Algebraical Geometry (1860, mathematics)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865, novel)
Phantasmagoria and Other Poems (1869, poetry)
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1871, novel)
Notes by an Oxford Chiel (1874, sketches)
Euclid and His Modern Rivals (1879)
Curiosa Mathematica (1888–93, mathematics)
Sylvie and Bruno (1889, novel)
Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893, novel)
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