Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(1751-1816)

Died aged c. 65

Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (30 October 1751 – 7 July 1816) was an Irish satirist; a playwright and 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. For thirty-two years he was also a Whig MP 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.

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Richard Brinsley Sheridan 1751-1816 dramatist and statesman lived here 1795-1802

10 Hertford Street, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1795-1802)

Richard Brinsley Sheridan dramatist lived here B:1751 D:1816

14 Savile Row, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Near this site between 1770 and 1772 lived Thomas Sheridan Actor & Orthoepist 1719-1788 Richard Brinsley Sheridan Dramatist 1751-1816

9 New King Street, Bath, United Kingdom where they lived

Thomas Linley lived here and from this house his daughter Elizabeth eloped with Richard Brinsley Sheridan on the evening of the 18th March 1772

11 Royal Crescent, Bath, United Kingdom where they eloped

Site of Whytes Academy 1758 - 1824 Pupils here included Richard Brinsley Sheridan Thomas Moore Robert Emmet Arthur Wellesley Late Duke of Wellington.

78 - 79 Grafton St (Bewleys), Dublin, Ireland where they attended school

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright, M.P. for Stafford 1780-1806 stayed here.

The Post House, Greengate Street, Stafford, United Kingdom where they stayed