October 30, 1751

Irish born playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan was born in Dublin on this day in 1751. His family moved to England when he was just seven. Sheridan grew up in a family immersed in theater. His mother Frances was a playwright and novelist, best known for her book “The Memoirs of Sidney Biddulph.” His father Thomas was an actor, manager and writer. Richard Brinsley Sheridan is famous for his works, such as “A Trip to Scarborough” and “The School Scandal.” He was held in high esteem by his contemporaries, having been elected to Parliament. He was buried in the Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey.

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