Biography Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor

photo of Ann Taylor
  • Time Period1782 - 1886
  • PlaceColchester
  • CountryEngland

Poet Biography

Ann Taylor was born in 1782 and lived in Colchester, England. She is remembered as a poet, hymn writer and children's author and, along with her younger sister Jane, was responsible for writing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (1806). Prior to this they published the collection Original Poems for Infant Minds in 1804. Hymns for Infant Minds followed in 1808. Their work contained a gentle piety and often provided warnings about behaviour to their young readers.

Ann Taylor died on 20th December 1866. The following quotation, about dying, is attributed to her: