She was born in Steventon near Basingstoke, went to school in Oxford and Southampton - lived for many years in Chawton - and is buried in Winchester Cathedral.
It's been 200 years since Jane Austen died - and yet she remains as popular as ever - with fans flocking to Hampshire - from across the world - for the anniversary.
Plenty of local connections - and, other towns are also staking their claim on Jane, too. Rachel Hepworth reports
Rachel spoke to Felicity Edwards from the Sitting with Jane project, graphic designer Dominique Evans, Mark Jones from Ark Cancer centre charity, Lucy Bailey from the Jane Austen House Museum and Pat Lerew from Alton's Regency Week.
For more information about the Sitting with Jane bookbench project click here.
For more information about Alton's Regency Week click here.
For more information about other Jane Austen events click here.