Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (30 October 1751  7 July 1816) was an Irish satirist, a politician, a playwright, 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. He was also a Whig MP for 32 years in 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. His plays remain a central part of the canon and are regularly performed worldwide.

Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan
Treasurer of the Navy
In office
Prime MinisterLord Grenville
Preceded byGeorge Canning
Succeeded byGeorge Rose
Personal details
Born(1751-10-30)30 October 1751
Dublin, Ireland
Died7 July 1816(1816-07-07) (aged 64)
14 Savile Row, London, England
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Ann Linley, Esther Jane Ogle
ProfessionStatesman, playwright

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