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Addison, Henry Robert (1805–1876), playwright and army officer

John Russell Stephens.

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. 766 words.

Addison, Henry Robert (1805–1876), playwright and army officer, was born of Irish parentage in 1805 at Calcutta, and spent his early life in India. He acquired on 12 July 1827 a commission...

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Burgoyne, John

Paul David Nelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1278 words.

Burgoyne, John (24 February 1723–04 August 1792), British soldier and dramatist, was born in London, England, the son of Captain John Burgoyne, a soldier, and Anna Maria Burneston. The...

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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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Carlile, James (d. 1691), actor, playwright, and soldier

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 701 words.

Carlile, James (d. 1691), actor, playwright, and soldier, was said by Charles Gildon to have been born in Lancashire. He may have been related to the playwright Lodowick Carlell...

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Crawford, John Wallace

Paul T. Nolan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Military History; Warfare and Defence. 649 words.

Crawford, John Wallace (04 March 1847–28 February 1917), army scout and playwright, known as “Captain Jack, the Poet Scout,” was born in Donegal, Ireland, the son of John Austin Crawford, a...

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Macnally, Leonard (1752–1820), playwright and political informer

J. M. Rigg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1482 words.

Macnally, Leonard (1752–1820), playwright and political informer, was born in Dublin, the only son of William Macnally, merchant of Dublin. According to biographies published in his...

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Marks, Leopold Samuel [Leo] (1920–2001), cryptographer, playwright, and screenwriter

M. R. D. Foot and Alan Burton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1153 words.

Marks, Leopold Samuel [Leo] (1920–2001), cryptographer, playwright, and screenwriter, was born at 71 Antrim Mansions, Hampstead, London, on 24 September 1920, the only child of Benjamin...

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Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer (1893–1944), poet and playwright

Edmund Blunden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1038 words.

Nichols, Robert Malise Bowyer (1893–1944), poet and playwright, was born at Shanklin, Isle of Wight, on 6 September 1893, the elder son of John Bowyer Buchanan Nichols (1859–1939) of...

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North, Francis, fourth earl of Guilford (1761–1817)

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. 12 words.

See North, Frederick, second earl of Guilford [known as Lord North]

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Thackeray, Thomas James [Tom] (1796–1877), playwright, army officer, and agriculturist

John Russell Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1121 words.

Thackeray, Thomas James [Tom] (1796–1877), playwright, army officer, and agriculturist, was born on 5 September 1796 in Madras, India, the elder son of Thomas Thackeray (1767–1852) of Bath,...

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