George Bernard Shaw

playwright, essayist, critic
Born: 7/26/1856
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Nobel Prize-winning playwright, essayist and critic known for his witty, intelligent dramas of ideas. He was a founder of the Fabian Society (1883), a group of writers committed to promoting socialism. His plays include Candida (1896) and Pygmalion (1913).

Died: 11/2/1950
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