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Cumberland, Richard (1732–1811), playwright and novelist

Arthur Sherbo

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/6888

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Cumberland, Richard (1732–1811), playwright and novelist, was born in the master's lodge of Trinity College, Cambridge, on 19 February 1732, the son of Denison Cumberland (1705/6–1774), a Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Joanna (d. c.1775), daughter of Richard Bentley...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) ; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers)

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