Person    | Male  Born 9/12/1847  Died 1/3/1912

George Grossmith, Snr

Born London. Entertainer and author. Created a number of the great Gilbert and Sullivan roles, including Bunthorne, possibly modelled on Oscar Wilde. With his brother Weedon wrote the comic novel 'The Diary of a Nobody'. Died at home, 32 Manor Road. His son with the same name was also in show business.

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George Grossmith, Snr

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George Grossmith, Snr

London County Council George Grossmith, 1847 - 1912, actor and author, lived ...

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Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit

Author and poet. Wrote approximately 40 books for children including 'The Railway Children'. Born at 38 Lower Kensington Lane. She married the journalist and politician, Hubert Bland in 1880, but u...

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Nordahl Grieg

Nordahl Grieg

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James Leasor

James Leasor

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Sir Edmund Gosse

Sir Edmund Gosse

Born 13 Trafalgar Terrace (now 56 Mortimer Road), Hackney, son of Philip Gosse. Writer, best known for his book ‘Father and Son’ which is partly autobiographical and depicts the new generation free...

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George Borrow

George Borrow

Writer and traveller. Born George Henry Borrow, East Dereham, Norfolk. He travelled widely throughout Europe and Morocco and was also a great linguist. He caused a minor scandal, when, in a transla...

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