Known best by my pen name, I was an English writer, a mathematician, a logician, an Anglican deacon and a photographer.
My father was a highly-conservative cleric for the Church of England and influential in the intense religious disputes dividing the church...which led to my on-off relationship with both my father's values and the Church of England itself.
Educated early-on at home, I was known for a "precocious intellect" and a stammer (a condition oddly shared by most of my ten siblings).
Educated at private schools and eventually Oxford (Christ's Church), I fluctuated from showing both "high promise and irresistible distraction" to obtaining multiple first-class honours in Mathematics...remaining at Christ Church as a Mathematical Teacher for the next twenty-six years, or even until my death.
From a young age, I also wrote poetry and humorous short stories, being published in multiple respected journals....which eventually led to publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass.
I was an inventor...The Wonderland Postage-Stamp Case, the nyctograph (or a writing tablet that allowed note-taking in the dark), logic games such as early form of Scrabble and Ladder Doublets, a rule for finding the day of the week for any date, a steering device for a velociam (type of tricycle), more fair elimination rules for tennis tournaments, rules for reckoning postage, rules for dividing a number by various divisors, a cardboard scale which, held next to a glass, ensured the right amount of liqueur for the price paid, and a double-sided adhesive strip.
Specific to mathematics, I focused on geometry, linear/matrix algebra, mathematical logic and recreational mathematics, producing nearly a dozen books under my real name.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 – 1898) aka Lewis Carroll