George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw 
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Irish playwright
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Date of birth26 July 1856
Dublin (Ireland)
George Bernard Shaw
Date of death2 November 1950
Ayot St Lawrence

  • kidney failure
Place of burial
Work period (start)1880
Country of citizenship
Educated at
Occupation
Member of
  • Royal Society of Literature
Member of political party
Father
  • George Carr Shaw
Mother
  • Lucinda Elizabeth Shaw
Spouse
  • Charlotte Payne-Townshend (1 June 1898 – 12 September 1943)
Notable work
Award received
Authority control
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English: George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856–2 November 1950) was a world-renowned Irish author. Born in Dublin, he moved to London when he turned twenty. Having rejected formal schooling (toward which he had an enduring antipathy), he educated himself by independent study in the reading room of the British Museum; he also began his career there by writing novels for which he could not find a publisher. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.

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