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Oliver Goldsmith
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Born in Pallasmore, Longford
Born on 10th of November 1730
Died in London
Died on 4th of April 1774

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Born 1730 . Died 1774 - Irish playwright, novelist and poet


An irish playwright, novelist and poet, his first publication was An Enquiry into the Present State of Polite Learning in Europe (1759). He founded and edited a weekly , The Bee (1759), also writing for other magazines. The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) established him as a novelist, The Deserted Village (1770) as a poet, and She Stoops to Conquer (1773) as a playwright.

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