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.
Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883, Indian
Independence Activist, Reformer
Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854, Irish
Playwright

Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas
24 July 1802, French
 

Jules VerneJules Verne
08 February 1828, French
Writer

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885, British
Novelist

Henry JamesHenry James
15 April 1843, American
Writer
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill
16 October 1888, American
Playwright

Henrik IbsenHenrik Ibsen
20 March 1828, Norwegian
Playwright, Poet.

Maxim GorkyMaxim Gorky
28 March 1868, Russian
Writer & Dramatist

Gustave FlaubertGustave Flaubert
12 December 1821, French
Novelist, Writer
August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
22 January 1849, Swedish
Novelist

J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
13 September 1894, British
Novelist and Playwright
Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
04 September 1896, French
Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre

Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
29 September 1864, Spanish
Writer

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728, Irish, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
Luigi PirandelloLuigi Pirandello
28 June 1867, Italian
Writer

John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy
14 August 1867, American
Nobel Laureate in Literature
Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
13 May 1840, French
Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet

Alfred de MussetAlfred de Musset
11 December 1810, French
Dramatist, Poet, Novelist

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880, British
Poet
W B YeatsW B Yeats
13 June 1865, Irish
Poet & Dramatist

Mirza Fatali AkhundovMirza Fatali Akhundov
12 July 1812, Azerbaijani
Writer and Philisopher
William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874, British
Novelist & Playwright

Jalil MammadguluzadehJalil Mammadguluzadeh
22 February 1866, Azerbaijani
Satirist

Manuel Ortiz GuerreroManuel Ortiz Guerrero
16 July 1897, Paraguayan
Poet

A.P. HerbertA.P. Herbert
24 September 1890, British
Humorist, Novelist, Playwright & Law Reform
Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870, British
Poet
Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859, British
Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist,

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,

Alexander PushkinAlexander Pushkin
06 June 1799, Russian
Poet

Arnold RidleyArnold Ridley
07 January 1896, British
Actor
Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849, British, American
Dramaturge, Writer, Playwright, Children's writer,

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Ivor NovelloIvor Novello
15 January 1893, British
Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter,

Michael Madhusudan DuttMichael Madhusudan Dutt
25 January 1824, Indian
Poet, Writer

Jaishankar PrasadJaishankar Prasad
30 January 1889, Indian
Poet

Paul ClaudelPaul Claudel
06 August 1868, French
Playwright, Poet, Diplomat, Writer, Diarist, Poet
Sukumar RaySukumar Ray
30 October 1887, Indian
Photographer, Poet, Writer, Illustrator,

Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
22 December 1876, Italian
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Composer, Science
Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886, Austrian, British
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University

Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara
16 April 1896, French
Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film

Romain RollandRomain Rolland
29 January 1866, French
Writer, Playwright, Essayist, Historian, Novelist,
Ben HechtBen Hecht
28 February 1893, American
Screenwriter

Bharatendu HarishchandraBharatendu Harishchandra
09 September 1850, Indian
Actor, Journalist, Writer, Poet
Antonio MachadoAntonio Machado
26 July 1875, Spanish
Poet, Writer, Playwright

Arthur SchnitzlerArthur Schnitzler
15 May 1862, Austrian
Writer, Playwright, Physician, Screenwriter,

Lorenz HartLorenz Hart
02 May 1895, American
Lyricist, Composer, Playwright, Songwriter,

George ArlissGeorge Arliss
10 April 1868, British
Writer, Playwright, Film director, Autobiographer,

Robert MusilRobert Musil
06 November 1880, Austrian
Writer, Librarian, Novelist, Playwright,
Maurice MaeterlinckMaurice Maeterlinck
29 August 1862, Belgian
Writer, Poet, Philosopher, Essayist, Playwright,

Edmond RostandEdmond Rostand
01 April 1868, French
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Essayist, Screenwriter

George S. KaufmanGeorge S. Kaufman
16 November 1889, American
Theatre director, Screenwriter, Journalist,

Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
07 December 1889, French
Playwright, Philosopher, Writer, University
Alfred JarryAlfred Jarry
08 September 1873, French
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Novelist

Gustavo Adolfo BécquerGustavo Adolfo Bécquer
17 February 1836, Spanish
Poet, Short story writer, Playwright, Writer
Augusta, Lady GregoryAugusta, Lady Gregory
15 March 1852, Northern Irish
Dramatist

Josephine TeyJosephine Tey
25 July 1896, British
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,

Natalie Clifford BarneyNatalie Clifford Barney
31 October 1876, American
Playwright
Marcel PagnolMarcel Pagnol
28 February 1895, French
Theatre director, Film director, Writer,

Archibald MacLeishArchibald MacLeish
07 May 1892, American
Librarian, Poet, Playwright, Writer, University
George AbbottGeorge Abbott
25 June 1887, American
Actor, Film director, Playwright, Screenwriter,

Charles MacArthurCharles MacArthur
05 November 1895, American
Playwright

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
08 May 1895, American
Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic,
Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
28 September 1803, French
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Historian,

Gerhart HauptmannGerhart Hauptmann
15 November 1862, German, Polish
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Novelist,
François MauriacFrançois Mauriac
11 October 1885, French
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Playwright,

Ernst TollerErnst Toller
01 December 1893, German
Playwright, Politician, Writer, Screenwriter, Poet

Hugo von HofmannsthalHugo von Hofmannsthal
01 February 1874, Austrian
Novelist, Librettist, Poet, Playwright, Writer,

Ira AldridgeIra Aldridge
24 July 1807, American
Actor
Alexandre Dumas, filsAlexandre Dumas, fils
27 July 1824, French
Author
Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
10 September 1890, Austrian, Czech, American
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Science

William Dean HowellsWilliam Dean Howells
01 March 1837, American
Novelist

Frank WedekindFrank Wedekind
24 July 1864, German
Playwright, Writer, Journalist, Screenwriter,

César VallejoCésar Vallejo
16 March 1892, Peruvian
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Translator, Journalist
Italo SvevoItalo Svevo
19 December 1861, Italian
Writer, Playwright, Translator, Businessperson,

Israel ZangwillIsrael Zangwill
21 January 1864, British
Author

Maxwell MaltzMaxwell Maltz
10 March 1889, American
Physician, Writer, Playwright

Mina LoyMina Loy
27 December 1882, British, American
Poet

Susan GlaspellSusan Glaspell
01 July 1876, American
Playwright
Nelly SachsNelly Sachs
10 December 1891, German, Swedish
Poet, Playwright, Writer

DuBose HeywardDuBose Heyward
31 August 1885, American
Author
Stanisław Ignacy WitkiewiczStanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz
24 February 1885, Polish
Writer

William GilletteWilliam Gillette
24 July 1853, American
actor, screenwriter, stage actor, writer

Robert E. SherwoodRobert E. Sherwood
04 April 1896, American
Playwright
Lion FeuchtwangerLion Feuchtwanger
07 July 1884, German
Writer, Playwright, Translator, Journalist

Curzio MalaparteCurzio Malaparte
09 June 1898, Italian
Film director, Screenwriter, Journalist, Diplomat,
Ion Luca CaragialeIon Luca Caragiale
01 February 1852, Romanian
linguist, poet, writer, journalist, playwright

Sidney HowardSidney Howard
26 June 1891, American
Playwright

Conrad AikenConrad Aiken
05 August 1889, American
Writer

Maxwell AndersonMaxwell Anderson
15 December 1888, American
Playwright
Namık KemalNamık Kemal
21 December 1840, Turkish
Writer

Felix SaltenFelix Salten
06 September 1869, Austrian
Screenwriter, Writer, Journalist, Novelist,
Robert RiskinRobert Riskin
30 March 1897, American
Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer,

Andrei PlatonovAndrei Platonov
16 August 1899
Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer
David BelascoDavid Belasco
25 July 1853, American
Theatrical Producer

Mabel Dodge LuhanMabel Dodge Luhan
26 February 1879, American
Biographer
Pär LagerkvistPär Lagerkvist
23 May 1891, Swedish
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, Screenwriter