Sources: Fanny Burney


d'Arblay, Frances B.: The Diary of Fanny Burney. London, 1948.


Fanny Burney (1752-1840) was one of six talented children of Dr. Burney, a famous music teacher and music historian in London during the 18th century. Fanny herself was a noted author (Jane Austen called her "our first woman novelist."). Her first novel, Evelina, was published in 1778. In 1786, Fanny Burney became a lady-in-waiting to Queen Charlotte. Her period of service in this position ended in July 1791, due to Fanny's ill-health, but her diaries of this period are one of the best sources of information of the Court of George III.

Portrait of Fanny Burney.

Fanny Burney. Engraving by S. Bull. In: d'Arblay, Frances B.: Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay. London, 1843. v.1, Frontispiece.


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