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Siddons, Henry (1774-1815), actor and playwright

James Caxton Dibdin and Nilanjana Banerji

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/25515
Siddons, Henry (1774-1815), actor and playwright


Siddons, Henry (1774-1815), actor and playwright, born in Wolverhampton on 23 October 1774, was the eldest child of the actor William Siddons (d. 11 March 1808) and the renowned actress Sarah Siddons (1755-1831). His first appearance on stage was in 1783, when his mother brought him to London to play ...

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