Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in Daresbury, Cheshire in 1832 and grew up in his parents' vicarage as the third of eleven children. Even as a child, Carroll wrote short plays for himself and his siblings. In addition to his literary interest, Carroll also demonstrated mathematical ability - after studying at Christ Church College in Oxford, he taught mathematics as a tutor. As he intensified his literary writing, he chose the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Under this pseudonym, Carroll published his most famous work Alice in Wonderland in 1865, which is now one of the most important works of English literature. The novel, continued by Alice through the looking-glass, has been translated into more than 80 languages. Lewis Carroll died in Guildford on January 14, 1898.