Jane Taylor
(1783-1824)

Died aged c. 41

Jane Taylor (1783–1824) was an English poet and novelist. She wrote the words to the song "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star". The poem is now known worldwide, but its authorship is generally forgotten. It was first published under the title "The Star" in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her older sister Ann (later Mrs. Gilbert). The sisters, and their authorship of various works, have often been confused, in part because their early works were published together. Ann Taylor's son, Josiah Gilbert, wrote in her biography,"two little poems–'My Mother,' and 'Twinkle, twinkle, little Star,' are perhaps, more frequently quoted than any; the first, a lyric of life, was by Ann, the second, of nature, by Jane; and they illustrate this difference between the sisters."

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In these houses lived Jane & Ann Taylor authors of "Original Poems for Infant Minds" etc. 1796-1811.

West Stockwell Street, Colchester, United Kingdom where they lived