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Sheridan, Richard Brinsley

A. Norman Jeffares

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198601746
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley

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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 and orthoepist, and his wife, Frances Sheridan, née Chamberlaine (1724–1766), novelist and playwright. He was baptized at ...

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