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.
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet
Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854, Irish
Playwright, Poet & Novelist

Leo TolstoyLeo Tolstoy
09 September 1828, Russian
Writer

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
26 July 1856, Irish
Playwright

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883, Indian
Independence Activist, Reformer

Victor HugoVictor Hugo
26 February 1802, French
Novelist & Poet
Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas
24 July 1802, French
 

Jules VerneJules Verne
08 February 1828, French
Writer

Anton ChekhovAnton Chekhov
29 January 1860, German, Russian
Playwright, Short-story writer
W B YeatsW B Yeats
13 June 1865, Irish
Poet

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885, British
Novelist
Bertolt BrechtBertolt Brecht
10 February 1898, German
Poet, Playwright

Henry JamesHenry James
15 April 1843, American
Writer

Emile ZolaEmile Zola
02 April 1840, French
Novelist, Playwright

Sir Noël Peirce CowardSir Noël Peirce Coward
16 December 1899, British
Playwright

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill
16 October 1888, American
Playwright
Sir James Matthew BarrieSir James Matthew Barrie
09 May 1860, British, Scottish
Writer

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

P G WodehouseP G Wodehouse
15 October 1881, British, American
Playwright and Author

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
05 June 1898, Spanish
Poet, playwright
Maxim GorkyMaxim Gorky
28 March 1868, Russian
Writer & Dramatist

Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889, French
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker
Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870, British
Poet

William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874, British
Novelist & Playwright

Gustave FlaubertGustave Flaubert
12 December 1821, French
Novelist, Writer
Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
04 September 1896, French
Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre

J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
13 September 1894, British
Novelist and Playwright
Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849, British, American
Novelist

John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy
14 August 1867, American
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
13 May 1840, French
Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet
August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
22 January 1849, Swedish
Novelist

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Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
29 September 1864, Spanish
Writer
Luigi PirandelloLuigi Pirandello
28 June 1867, Italian
Writer

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728, Irish, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

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

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880, British
Poet
Mirza Fatali AkhundovMirza Fatali Akhundov
12 July 1812, Azerbaijani
Writer and Philisopher
A.P. HerbertA.P. Herbert
24 September 1890, British
Humorist, Novelist, Playwright & Law Reform

Jalil MammadguluzadehJalil Mammadguluzadeh
22 February 1866, Azerbaijani
Satirist

Manuel Ortiz GuerreroManuel Ortiz Guerrero
16 July 1897, Paraguayan
Poet

Nikolai GogolNikolai Gogol
01 April 1809, Russian
Playwright
Arnold RidleyArnold Ridley
07 January 1896, British
Actor

Gabriele D'AnnunzioGabriele D'Annunzio
12 March 1863, Italian
Poet

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

Dietrich EckartDietrich Eckart
23 March 1868, German
Poet

Preston SturgesPreston Sturges
29 August 1898, American
Playwright, Director
Guillaume ApollinaireGuillaume Apollinaire
26 August 1880, French
Poet

Alexandre Dumas, filsAlexandre Dumas, fils
27 July 1824, French
Author
Sukumar RaySukumar Ray
30 October 1887, Indian
Photographer, Poet, Writer, Illustrator,

Edward Bulwer-LyttonEdward Bulwer-Lytton
25 May 1803, British
Writer

Michael Madhusudan DuttMichael Madhusudan Dutt
25 January 1824, Indian
Poet, Writer
Thornton Niven WilderThornton Wilder
17 April 1897, American
Playwright

Adam MickiewiczAdam Mickiewicz
24 December 1798, Polish
Poet
Ben HechtBen Hecht
28 February 1893, American
Screenwriter

Natalie Clifford BarneyNatalie Clifford Barney
31 October 1876, American
Playwright

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

W. S. GilbertW. S. Gilbert
18 November 1836, British
Dramatist

Lorenz HartLorenz Hart
02 May 1895, American
Lyricist, Composer, Playwright, Songwriter,
Romain RollandRomain Rolland
29 January 1866, French
Writer, Playwright, Essayist, Historian, Novelist,

Charles MacArthurCharles MacArthur
05 November 1895, American
Playwright

Jaishankar PrasadJaishankar Prasad
30 January 1889, Indian
Poet

Booth TarkingtonBooth Tarkington
29 July 1869, American
Novelist
Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara
16 April 1896, French
Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film

Antonio MachadoAntonio Machado
26 July 1875, Spanish
Poet, Writer, Playwright
Josephine TeyJosephine Tey
25 July 1896, British
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886, Austrian, British
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University

Ira AldridgeIra Aldridge
24 July 1807, American
Actor
Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
08 May 1895, American
Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic,

Arthur SchnitzlerArthur Schnitzler
15 May 1862, Austrian
Author
Robert MusilRobert Musil
06 November 1880, Austrian
Writer, Librarian, Novelist, Playwright,

Thomas Dixon Jr.Thomas Dixon Jr.
11 January 1864, American
Politician

Bharatendu HarishchandraBharatendu Harishchandra
09 September 1850, Indian
Writer
Sean O'CaseySean O'Casey
30 March 1880, Northern Irish
Dramatist

Edmond RostandEdmond Rostand
01 April 1868, French
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Essayist, Screenwriter
Maurice MaeterlinckMaurice Maeterlinck
29 August 1862, Belgian
Playwright

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

Archibald MacLeishArchibald MacLeish
07 May 1892, American
Librarian, Poet, Playwright, Writer, University

Sidney HowardSidney Howard
26 June 1891, American
Playwright
Alfred JarryAlfred Jarry
08 September 1873, French
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Novelist
Terence MacSwineyTerence MacSwiney
28 March 1879, Irish
Writer

Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
10 September 1890, Austrian, Czech, American
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Science

Horacio QuirogaHoracio Quiroga
31 December 1878, Uruguayan
Playwright

Hugo von HofmannsthalHugo von Hofmannsthal
01 February 1874, Austrian
Novelist, Librettist, Poet, Playwright, Writer,
Ernst TollerErnst Toller
01 December 1893, German
Playwright, Politician, Writer, Screenwriter, Poet

Thomas MacDonaghThomas MacDonagh
01 February 1878, Irish
Poet

Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of DunsanyEdward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany
24 July 1878, Irish, British
Dramatist

Gustavo Adolfo BécquerGustavo Adolfo Bécquer
17 February 1836, Spanish
Poet, Short story writer, Playwright, Writer

Mabel Dodge LuhanMabel Dodge Luhan
26 February 1879, American
Biographer
Italo SvevoItalo Svevo
19 December 1861, Italian
Novelist

George AbbottGeorge Abbott
25 June 1887, American
Actor, Film director, Playwright, Screenwriter,
Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
07 December 1889, French
Playwright, Philosopher, Writer, University

Howard StauntonHoward Staunton
01 April 1810, British
Chess Master
William Dean HowellsWilliam Dean Howells
01 March 1837, American
Novelist
Georg BüchnerGeorg Büchner
17 October 1813, German
Dramatist