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George Bernard Shaw
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Born in Dublin, Dublin
Born on 26th of July 1856
Died in Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire
Died on 2nd of November 1950

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Born 1856 . Died 1950 - Irish dramatist, critic & Nobel Prize winner

First five novels written between 1879 and 1883 were rejected. Long period of struggle and poverty. Developed a belief in socialism and joined Fabian society. Made first impact as dramatic critic. Many plays followed including Arms and the Man, Major Barbara, Androcles and the Lion, Pygmalion and Saint Joan. Later prose work included The Intelligent Womanís Guide to Socialism and Capitalsim.

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