London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
George Bernard Shaw
lived in this house
from 1897 to 1898
From the coffers of his genius
he enriched the world
Erected 1951 by Greater London Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is July 26, 1856.
Location. 51° 31.358′ N, 0° 8.432′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Fitzroy Square just north of Grafton Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Fitzroy Square, London Borough of Camden, England W1T 6LQ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Woolf (here, next to this marker); Roger Fry (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Gascoyne Cecil (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Morse (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Charles Eastlake (about 90 meters away); Sidney Bechet (about 120 meters away); A.W. Hofmann (about 120 meters away); Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
More about this marker. English Heritage notes that this plaque was erected by the St. Pancras Borough Council in 1951, and "incorporated" into the official Blue Plaque scheme in 1975.
Also see . . .
1. Shaw, George Bernard (1856-1950) (English Heritage). "The playwright (Submitted on July 27, 2018.)
2. George Bernard Shaw. "George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature." (Submitted on July 27, 2018.)
Additional keywords. Fitzrovia Nobel
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