George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (; 26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Bernard Shaw has received more than 4,514,341 page views. His biography is available in 110 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 74th most popular writer.

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Among writers, George Bernard Shaw ranks 73 out of 4,883Before him are Nikolai Gogol, Lewis Carroll, Hesiod, Charles Perrault, Milan Kundera, and Jack London. After him are Arthur Rimbaud, Isaac Asimov, Maxim Gorky, Robert Frost, Ayn Rand, and Giorgio Vasari.

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Among people born in 1856, George Bernard Shaw ranks 3Before him are Sigmund Freud and Nikola Tesla. After him are Woodrow Wilson, Philippe Pétain, J. J. Thomson, Louis Sullivan, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Robert Peary, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, and Georgi Plekhanov. Among people deceased in 1950, George Bernard Shaw ranks 2Before him is George Orwell. After him are Joseph Schumpeter, Gustaf V of Sweden, Vaslav Nijinsky, Heinrich Mann, Johannes V. Jensen, Albert Lebrun, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Léon Blum, Marcel Mauss, and Kurt Weill.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, George Bernard Shaw ranks 3 out of 366Before him are Oscar Wilde (1854) and James Joyce (1882). After him are Jonathan Swift (1667), Samuel Beckett (1906), George Berkeley (1685), Robert Boyle (1627), Bram Stoker (1847), Edmund Burke (1729), Francis Bacon (1909), Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), and Peter O'Toole (1932).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, George Bernard Shaw ranks 3Before him are Oscar Wilde (1854) and James Joyce (1882). After him are Jonathan Swift (1667), Samuel Beckett (1906), Bram Stoker (1847), W. B. Yeats (1865), Laurence Sterne (1713), Iris Murdoch (1919), Joseph Murphy (1898), Ethel Voynich (1864), and Saint Gall (550).