Person Born 25/1/1882 Died 28/3/1941
Born as Adeline Virginia Stephen in Hyde Park Gate, London. Drowned herself in the River Ouse Rodmell, Sussex by filling pockets with stones.
Virginia and Leonard Woolf lived at no. 52 Tavistock Square (on the south side but destroyed during the Second World War) from 1924 to 1939. During this period Woolf wrote some of her most famous works, including Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando and The Waves.
The Virginia Woolf Society is worth a visit. There is a mosiac portrait of her as the muse Clio on the floor of the vestibule of the National Gallery.