John Millington Synge

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Birthday
16, 1871
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Mar 24, 1909 (37)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1871
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Mar 24, 1909 (37)

About

An important Irish playwright, poet, and author, he most famously wrote the The Playboy of the Western World, a 1907 dramatic work. His other works include Riders to the Sea, The Tinker's Wedding, and Deirdre of the Sorrows.

Before Fame

He studied music in Germany before enrolling as a literature student at The Sorbonne in Paris.

Trivia

He died of Hodgkin's Lymphoma shortly before his thirty-eighth birthday.

Family Life

He was one of eight children born into an upper-middle-class Protestant family in Dublin, Ireland.

Associated With

He and William Butler Yeats were founders of the renowned Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

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