Frances Elizabeth Burnett

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Frances Elizabeth Burnett (Dickens)

Also Known As: "Fanny"
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Dickens and Elizabeth Dickens
Wife of Henry Burnett
Mother of Henry Burnett, Jr.
Sister of Charles Dickens; Alfred Allen Dickens; Letitia Mary Dickens; Harriet Ellen Dickens; Frederick William Dickens and 2 others

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About Frances Elizabeth Burnett

Frances Elizabeth "Fanny" Dickens was the oldest sister of novelist Charles Dickens with whom he was very close in childhood. She was a talented woman and studied music at the Royal Academy of Music. Fanny married Henry Burnett and had a crippled son, Henry Jr, whom Dickens used as a model for both Paul Dombey and Tiny Tim. Fanny died of consumption at age 38.

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