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Andrews, Miles Peter (1742–1814), playwright and politician

E. D. Cook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics. 879 words.

Andrews, Miles Peter (1742–1814), playwright and politician, the second son of William John Andrews, a drysalter in Watling Street, London, and his wife, Kerthrine, was baptized at St...

Baker, (Gertrude) Elizabeth (1876–1962), playwright

Maggie B. Gale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Politics; Gender and Politics. 1128 words.

Baker, (Gertrude) Elizabeth (1876–1962), playwright, was born at 6 Levington Street, Paddington, London, on 20 August 1876, the daughter of John Alexander Baker (1849/50–1876), draper,...

Bensusan, Inez Isabel (1871–1967), actress, playwright, and suffragist

Naomi Paxton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Politics; Gender and Politics. 1221 words.

Bensusan, Inez Isabel (1871–1967), actress, playwright, and suffragist, was born at Barrack Hill, Old South Head Road, in the Paddington district of Sydney, Australia, on 11 September...

Birch, Samuel (1757–1841), politician, playwright, and pastrycook

G. F. R. Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics. 1120 words.

Birch, Samuel (1757–1841), politician, playwright, and pastrycook, was born in London on 8 November 1757. He was the son of Lucas Birch, who carried on the business of a pastrycook and...

Boker, George Henry

Claudia Durst Johnson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1057 words.

Boker, George Henry (06 October 1823–02 January 1890), playwright and diplomat, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Lydia Stewart and Charles S. Boker, a banker and merchant....

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...

Conrad, Robert Taylor

Michael L. Burduck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); US Politics; State and Local Government. 752 words.

Conrad, Robert Taylor (10 June 1810–27 June 1858), dramatist and mayor of Philadelphia, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John Conrad, a publisher, and Eliza (maiden name...

Daggett, Rollin Mallory

Lawrence I. Berkove.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Journalism; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1027 words.

Daggett, Rollin Mallory (22 February 1831–12 November 1901), journalist, congressman, minister to Hawaii, and author, was born in Richville, New York, the son of Eunice White and Gardner...

Dance, Charles (1794–1863), playwright and civil servant

John Russell Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1482 words.

Dance, Charles (1794–1863), playwright and civil servant, was born in Marylebone, Middlesex, on 19 December 1794, the son of William Dance (1755–1840), pianist and violinist, and his wife,...

Etherege, Sir George (1636–1691/2), playwright and diplomat

John Barnard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Diplomatic History; International Relations. 5224 words.

Etherege, Sir George (1636–1691/2), playwright and diplomat, was the second child and eldest son of George Etherege (bap. 1607, d. 1650) and his wife, Mary, née Powney (bap. 1612, d. 1699)....

Graham, Shirley

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Politics; Biographical Studies. 1641 words.

Graham, Shirley (11 November 1896–27 March 1977), musical composer and director, author, and political activist, also known as Shirley Graham Du Bois, was born Lola Bell Graham in...

Howard, Sir Robert (1626–1698), playwright and politician

J. P. Vander Motten.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics. 1784 words.

Howard, Sir Robert (1626–1698), playwright and politician, was born in January 1626, the sixth son of Thomas Howard, first earl of Berkshire (1587–1669), and Elizabeth (d. 1672), daughter...

Luce, Clare Boothe

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); US Politics. 1731 words.

Luce, Clare Boothe (10 April 1903–09 October 1987), writer and political figure, was born Ann Clare Boothe in New York City, the daughter of William F. Boothe, a businessman and...

MacKaye, Hazel

Naima Prevots.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 965 words.

MacKaye, Hazel (24 August 1880–12 August 1944), women's rights activist and writer and director of pageants, women’s rights activist and writer and director of pageants, was born in New...

Markov, Georgi Ivanov (1929–1978), writer and dissident

R. J. Crampton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Radio; Politics; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1185 words.

Markov, Georgi Ivanov (1929–1978), writer and dissident, was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 1 March 1929. His father, Ivan Markov, was an army officer in the royalist Bulgarian army. This fact...

Martyn, Edward Joseph (1859–1923), playwright and politician

John Kelly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); UK Politics. 2243 words.

Martyn, Edward Joseph (1859–1923), playwright and politician, was born on 30 January 1859 in Tillyra Castle, Ardrahan, co. Galway, the son of John Martyn (d. 1860) and Annie May Josephine...

Noah, Mordecai Manuel

Jonathan D. Sarna.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); US Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 1024 words.

Noah, Mordecai Manuel (19 July 1785–22 March 1851), politician, playwright, and Jewish communal leader, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Manuel Mordecai Noah, a failed...

Paterson, William (fl. 1716–1760), colonial official and playwright

James Sambrook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 479 words.

Paterson, William (fl. 1716–1760), colonial official and playwright, was born in Scotland. In February 1716 he matriculated at the College of Edinburgh. After college he succeeded his...

Robinson, Harriet Jane Hanson

Claudia L. Bushman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Politics; Gender and Politics; Biographical Studies. 942 words.

Robinson, Harriet Jane Hanson (08 February 1825–22 December 1911), textile mill worker, suffragist, and author, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of William Hanson, a...

Sawyer, Lemuel, Jr.

Max R. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1296 words.

Sawyer, Lemuel, Jr. (1777–09 January 1852), congressman and author, was born in Camden County, North Carolina, the son of Lemuel Sawyer, Sr., a planter and merchant, and Mary Taylor. His...