Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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"Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan" was an Irish 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 and A Trip to Scarborough. For thirty-two years he was also a Whig (British political party)/Whig Member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom/British House of Commons for Stafford (UK Parliament constituency)/Stafford (1780–1806), Westminster (UK Parliament constituency)/Westminster (1806–1807) and Ilchester (UK Parliament constituency)/Ilchester (1807–1812). He was buried at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey Burials and Memorials/Westminster Abbey.

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