14 July 1868
GB was born at Washington Hall
, the elder of two children—or, counting her younger half-siblings, the eldest of five.
12 July 1926
GB died in Baghdad
of an overdose of sleeping potion, and was buried the same day with full military honours.
February 1937 The Earlier Letters of Gertrude Bell
appeared posthumously; the volume includes letters from her childhood through to 1892, before she became a published author.