George Bernard Shaw

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Birthday
26, 1856
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland
Death Date
Nov 2, 1950 (94)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1856
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland
Death Date
Nov 2, 1950 (94)

About

Irish author and playwright who valued socialism and women's rights. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.

Before Fame

He grew up to harbor a lifelong animosity towards school teachers and the academic system.

Trivia

His Pygmalion has been a widely adapted play, as was the musical My Fair Lady.

Family Life

He never consummated his marriage with Charlotte Payne-Townshend, but did have numerous affairs with other married women.

Associated With

Richard Wagner was a source of inspiration for him.