Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a 19th-century English writer, mathematician, and photographer. Born in 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, Dodgson was the third of 11 children and grew up in a family of scholars and clergymen.
Dodgson's most famous work is the children's book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," which he wrote under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. The book tells the story of a young girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and enters a fantastical world filled with strange creatures and surreal situations. The book was an instant success and has since become a classic of children's literature.
In addition to his writing, Dodgson was also a gifted mathematician and logician. He made significant contributions to the field of mathematics, particularly in the area of symbolic logic, and was a close friend of the philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell.
Dodgson was also an avid photographer and took portraits of many famous people of his time, including Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Charles Darwin. His photographs are still considered some of the most important examples of early photography.
Despite his many accomplishments, Dodgson was a private and sometimes enigmatic figure, and much about his personal life remains unknown. He died in 1898 at the age of 65, but his legacy as a writer and mathematician continues to be felt today, and his work continues to inspire and delight readers and scholars around the world.