Biography Jane Taylor

Jane Taylor

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  • Time Period1783 - 1824
  • PlaceColchester
  • CountryEngland

Poet Biography

Jane Taylor was born on 23rd September 1783 and lived in Colchester, England. She is remembered as a poet, hymn writer and children's author and, along with her older sister Ann, 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.

Jane Taylor died from cancer on 13th April 1824.