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Andrews, Miles Peter (1742–1814), playwright and politician

E. D. Cook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics. 879 words.

Andrews, Miles Peter (1742–1814), playwright and politician, the second son of William John Andrews, a drysalter in Watling Street, London, and his wife, Kerthrine, was baptized at St...

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Birch, Samuel (1757–1841), politician, playwright, and pastrycook

G. F. R. Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics. 1120 words.

Birch, Samuel (1757–1841), politician, playwright, and pastrycook, was born in London on 8 November 1757. He was the son of Lucas Birch, who carried on the business of a pastrycook and...

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Burgoyne, John (1723–1792), army officer, politician, and playwright

Max M. Mintz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; UK Politics. 2740 words.

Burgoyne, John (1723–1792), army officer, politician, and playwright, was born on 4 February 1723 at Park Prospect, Westminster, legally the son of Captain John Burgoyne (d. 1768) and his...

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Dance, Charles (1794–1863), playwright and civil servant

John Russell Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1482 words.

Dance, Charles (1794–1863), playwright and civil servant, was born in Marylebone, Middlesex, on 19 December 1794, the son of William Dance (1755–1840), pianist and violinist, and his wife,...

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Howard, Sir Robert (1626–1698), playwright and politician

J. P. Vander Motten.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics. 1784 words.

Howard, Sir Robert (1626–1698), playwright and politician, was born in January 1626, the sixth son of Thomas Howard, first earl of Berkshire (1587–1669), and Elizabeth (d. 1672), daughter...

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Martyn, Edward Joseph (1859–1923), playwright and politician

John Kelly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics. 2243 words.

Martyn, Edward Joseph (1859–1923), playwright and politician, was born on 30 January 1859 in Tillyra Castle, Ardrahan, co. Galway, the son of John Martyn (d. 1860) and Annie May Josephine...

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Sheil, Richard Lalor (1791–1851), playwright and politician

Brian Jenkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics. 4436 words.

Sheil, Richard Lalor (1791–1851), playwright and politician, was born on 17 August 1791 at Drumdowney, co. Kilkenny, the eldest of the four sons of Edward Sheil and Catherine McCarthy of...

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Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751–1816), playwright and politician

A. Norman Jeffares.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics. 8218 words.

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751–1816), playwright and politician, was born in September or October 1751 at 12 Dorset Street, Dublin, the third child of Thomas Sheridan (1719?–1788), actor...

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