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Shaw, George Bernard

Stanley Weintraub

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195169218
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/36047
Shaw, George Bernard

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Shaw, George Bernard (1856–1950), playwright and polemicist, was born on 26 July 1856 at 3 Upper Synge Street (later 33 Synge Street), Dublin. He was the third and youngest child, and only son, of George Carr Shaw (1815–1885), a pensioned law-court clerk and failing corn merchant, and ...

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Subjects: Politics ; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) ; Social and Cultural History ; Society and Culture

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