1751, Oct 301816, Jul 7
an Irish playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal, The Duenna and A Trip to Scarborough. For thirty-two years he was also a Whig Member of the British House of Commons for Stafford (1780–1806), Westminster (1806–1807) and Ilchester (1807–1812). He is buried at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.
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01/17/1775-Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals premieres in London
05/08/1777-Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal premieres in London
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