BirthdayNovember 10, 1730
BirthplacePallas, Ireland

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  1. About Oliver Goldsmith

    Full name: Oliver Goldsmith
    Also known as: Oliver Goldsmith, Goldsmith, Oliver
    Education: Trinity College, Dublin
    Professions: Anglo-Irish writer, poet, and physician
    Occupation: Playwright, poet, busker, apothecary's assistant

  2. Oliver Goldsmith Death information

    Died: Monday, 4th of April, 1774 (Age: 43)

  3. Oliver Goldsmith Biography

    Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1730 – 4 April 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature. He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, the source of the phrase "goody two-shoes".

  4. Oliver Goldsmith Family

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