Pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) was a English mathematician and writer of children's books.
He wrote the children's classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865, and its sequel Through the Looking Glass in 1872, published under the pen name Lewis Carroll.
He also published mathematics books under his own name.
Born in Daresbury, Cheshire, Dodgson was a mathematics lecturer at Oxford 1855-1881.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland grew out of a story told by Dodgson to amuse three little girls, including the original "Alice", the daughter of Dean Liddell, dean of Christ Church.
During his lifetime Dodgson refused to acknowledge any connection with any books not published under his own name. Among later works was the mock-heroic nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark' in 1876.
He was among the pioneers of portrait photography.
Why is Lewis Carroll famous?
Lewis Carroll was an English author, mathematician and photographer.