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Burgoyne, John (1723–1792), army officer, politician, and playwright, was born on 4 February 1723 at Park Prospect, Westminster, legally the son of Captain John Burgoyne (d. 1768) and his wife, Anna Maria, daughter of Charles Burneston of Hackney, but possibly fathered by ...

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Howard, Sir Robert (1626–1698), playwright and politician, was born in January 1626, the sixth son of Thomas Howard, first earl of Berkshire (1587–1669), and Elizabeth (d. 1672), daughter of William Cecil, second earl of Exeter; he was the brother of Edward Howard (bap. 1624, d. 1712)...

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Sheil, Richard Lalor (1791–1851), playwright and politician, was born on 17 August 1791 at Drumdowney, co. Kilkenny, the eldest of the four sons of Edward Sheil and Catherine McCarthy of Spring House, co. Tipperary. Edward Sheil was one of a burgeoning and successful Irish Catholic mercantile middle class. He purchased an estate and married into a family with aristocratic connections. For his eldest son he planned a professional career. As ...

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Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751–1816), playwright and politician, was born in September or October 1751 at 12 Dorset Street, Dublin, the third child of Thomas Sheridan (1719?–1788), actor and orthoepist, and his wife, Frances Sheridan, née Chamberlaine (1724–1766), novelist and playwright. He was baptized at ...