Noted Authors

May 23, 1999

George Bernard Shaw


A native of Dublin, Shaw championed the causes of socialism and vegetarianism among others; he expressed his theories in his writing.

Shaw's fame across the globe gave him the freedom to speak and write freely. His name first became popular in connection with his music reviews. Shaw later wrote plays but his creations were too often censored or refused production. He then turned to writing plays that were to be read.

He died at the age of 94 while at work on a comedy.

-- Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia

Pub Date: 05/23/99

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