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William Schwenck Gilbert

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert

Profession: English Dramatist


Biography: He is best known for the fourteen comic operas known as the Savoy operas.

Born: November 18, 1836
Birthplace: London, England
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: May 29, 1911 (aged 74)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events

  • 1878-05-25 W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's comic opera "H.M.S. Pinafore" premieres in London, their first international success

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