19th Century Playwrights
Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Playwrights, including Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, T. S. Eliot, Jules Verne and Alexandre Dumas.
Oscar WildeOscar Wilde

16 October 1854

Irish

Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas

24 July 1802

French

Jules VerneJules Verne

08 February 1828

French

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence

11 September 1885

British

Henry JamesHenry James

15 April 1843

American

Henrik IbsenHenrik Ibsen

20 March 1828

Norwegian

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill

16 October 1888

American

J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley

13 September 1894

British

Maxim GorkyMaxim Gorky

28 March 1868

Russian

Gustave FlaubertGustave Flaubert

12 December 1821

French

Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud

04 September 1896

French

August StrindbergAugust Strindberg

22 January 1849

Swedish

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John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy

14 August 1867

American

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith

10 November 1728

Irish,British

Luigi PirandelloLuigi Pirandello

28 June 1867

Italian

Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno

29 September 1864

Spanish

Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet

13 May 1840

French

Alfred de MussetAlfred de Musset

11 December 1810

French

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Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes

16 September 1880

British

Mirza Fatali AkhundovMirza Fatali Akhundov

12 July 1812

Azerbaijani

W B YeatsW B Yeats

13 June 1865

Irish

William MaughamWilliam Maugham

25 January 1874

British

Jalil MammadguluzadehJalil Mammadguluzadeh

22 February 1866

Azerbaijani

Manuel Ortiz GuerreroManuel Ortiz Guerrero

16 July 1897

Paraguayan

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A.P. HerbertA.P. Herbert

24 September 1890

British

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

04 August 1792

British

ColetteColette

28 January 1873

French

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle

22 May 1859

British

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar

28 May 1883

Indian

Noël CowardNoël Coward

16 December 1899

British

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W. Somerset MaughamW. Somerset Maugham

25 January 1874

French,British

Theodor HerzlTheodor Herzl

02 May 1860

Hungarian

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig

28 November 1881

Austrian,British

Nelly SachsNelly Sachs

10 December 1891

German,Swedish

Oscar Hammerstein IIOscar Hammerstein II

12 July 1895

American

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers

13 June 1893

British

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Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett

24 November 1849

British,American

Paul Laurence DunbarPaul Laurence Dunbar

27 June 1872

American

Ivor NovelloIvor Novello

15 January 1893

British

Michael Madhusudan DuttMichael Madhusudan Dutt

25 January 1824

Indian

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka

01 March 1886

Austrian,British

Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti

22 December 1876

Italian

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Jaishankar PrasadJaishankar Prasad

30 January 1889

Indian

Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara

16 April 1896

French

Antonio MachadoAntonio Machado

26 July 1875

Spanish

Romain RollandRomain Rolland

29 January 1866

French

Lorenz HartLorenz Hart

02 May 1895

American

Maurice MaeterlinckMaurice Maeterlinck

29 August 1862

Belgian

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Gustavo Adolfo BécquerGustavo Adolfo Bécquer

17 February 1836

Spanish

Edmond RostandEdmond Rostand

01 April 1868

French

Arthur SchnitzlerArthur Schnitzler

15 May 1862

Austrian

Robert MusilRobert Musil

06 November 1880

Austrian

Sukumar RaySukumar Ray

30 October 1887

Indian

George S. KaufmanGeorge S. Kaufman

16 November 1889

American

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George AbbottGeorge Abbott

25 June 1887

American

Bharatendu HarishchandraBharatendu Harishchandra

09 September 1850

Indian

Marcel PagnolMarcel Pagnol

28 February 1895

French

Ernst TollerErnst Toller

01 December 1893

German

Alfred JarryAlfred Jarry

08 September 1873

French

Franz WerfelFranz Werfel

10 September 1890

Austrian,Czech,American

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Josephine TeyJosephine Tey

25 July 1896

British

Archibald MacLeishArchibald MacLeish

07 May 1892

American

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée

28 September 1803

French

George ArlissGeorge Arliss

10 April 1868

British

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson

08 May 1895

American

Hugo von HofmannsthalHugo von Hofmannsthal

01 February 1874

Austrian

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César VallejoCésar Vallejo

16 March 1892

Peruvian

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel

07 December 1889

French

Paul ClaudelPaul Claudel

06 August 1868

French

François MauriacFrançois Mauriac

11 October 1885

French

Gerhart HauptmannGerhart Hauptmann

15 November 1862

German,Polish

Italo SvevoItalo Svevo

19 December 1861

Italian

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Ion Luca CaragialeIon Luca Caragiale

01 February 1852

Romanian

Frank WedekindFrank Wedekind

24 July 1864

German

Curzio MalaparteCurzio Malaparte

09 June 1898

Italian

Robert RiskinRobert Riskin

30 March 1897

American

William GilletteWilliam Gillette

24 July 1853

American

Lion FeuchtwangerLion Feuchtwanger

07 July 1884

German

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Felix SaltenFelix Salten

06 September 1869

Austrian

Maxwell MaltzMaxwell Maltz

10 March 1889

American

Hermann BrochHermann Broch

01 November 1886

Austrian