On July 18th, 1817, Jane Austen died. The common belief is that she died from Addison’s disease.
She never married or had children. She completed and published 6 novels, first under the pseudonym of “a lady”, then under her own name. She left behind numerous juvenalia works as well as the unfinished novels, Sanditon and The Watsons. She was laid to rest at Winchester Cathedral .
She was all of 41 years old.
We will never know what else she could have given to the world as a writer. She has had many admirers over the centuries and many imitators.
But there is only one Jane Austen.
RIP and Long Live Jane Austen.