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Andrews, Miles Peter

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. 880 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

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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Boker, George Henry

Claudia Durst Johnson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1057 words.

Boker, George Henry (06 October 1823–02 January 1890), playwright and diplomat, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Lydia Stewart and Charles S. Boker, a banker and merchant....

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Burgoyne, John

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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Conrad, Robert Taylor

Michael L. Burduck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); US Politics; State and Local Government. 752 words.

Conrad, Robert Taylor (10 June 1810–27 June 1858), dramatist and mayor of Philadelphia, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John Conrad, a publisher, and Eliza (maiden name...

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Daggett, Rollin Mallory

Lawrence I. Berkove.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Journalism; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1027 words.

Daggett, Rollin Mallory (22 February 1831–12 November 1901), journalist, congressman, minister to Hawaii, and author, was born in Richville, New York, the son of Eunice White and Gardner...

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Dance, Charles

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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Etherege, Sir George

John Barnard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Diplomatic History; International Relations. 5224 words.

Etherege, Sir George (1636–1691/2), playwright and diplomat, was the second child and eldest son of George Etherege (bap. 1607, d. 1650) and his wife, Mary, née Powney (bap. 1612, d. 1699)....

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Graham, Shirley

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Politics; Biographical Studies. 1641 words.

Graham, Shirley (11 November 1896–27 March 1977), musical composer and director, author, and political activist, also known as Shirley Graham Du Bois, was born Lola Bell Graham in...

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Howard, Sir Robert

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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