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Richard Sheridan
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Born in Dublin, Dublin
Born on 30th of October 1751
Died in London
Died on 7th of July 1816

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Born 1751 . Died 1816 - Irish dramatist

Educated at Harrow. In 1775 the Rivals was produced at Covent Garden. With friends bought patent of Drury Lane Theatre. In 1777 produced his most famous play The School for Scandal. 1780 elected MP for Stafford. Lived beyond his means, theatre burned down in 1809 and lost his seat in1812. Died in great poverty though given magnificent funeral at Westminster Abbey.

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