Catherine Dickens

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Date of Birth May 19, 1815
Place of Birth Scotland
Date of Death Nov 22, 1879 (64)
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Catherine Dickens

Catherine Thomson "Kate" Dickens was the wife of English novelist Charles Dickens, and the mother of his ten children.

Born: Catherine Thomson Hogarth, May 19, 1815, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: November 22, 1879, London, England
Resting place: Highgate Cemetery, London, England
Known for: Wife of English novelist Charles Dickens
Children: Charles Culliford Boz Dickens, Mary Dickens, Kate Macready Dickens, Walter Landor Dickens, Francis Jeffrey Dickens, Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson Dickens, Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens, Sir Henry Fielding Dickens, Dora Annie Dickens, Edward Dickens
Parent(s): George Hogarth, Georgina Thomson

About Catherine Dickens

Wife of the iconic author Charles Dickens. She grew up in Scotland as the oldest of ten children of Edinburgh newspaper editor George Hogarth.

Before Fame

She met Dickens through her father, who edited a newspaper for which Dickens wrote several pieces.


She traveled all over the world with her husband and supported all of his literary endeavors.

Family Life

She had ten children with Charles Dickens: Charles, Kate, Walter, Mary, Alfred, Francis, Henry, Sydney, Edward, and Dora.


She married Charles Dickens when he was starting to serialize his first novel.

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