George Bernard Shaw
Person Born 26/7/1856 Died 20/11/1950
Born Dublin. Socialist, member of the Fabian Society. Plays include: Saint Joan, Major Barbara and Pygmalion on which My Fair Lady is based. Didn't like his first name, "Don't George me!" so is often credited as 'Bernard Shaw'. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1925. Lived with his mother until the age of 40.