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George Bernard Shaw
Born: 26 July 1856, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2 November 1950, Ayot St. Lawrence, United Kingdom
Residence at the time of the award: United Kingdom
Prize motivation: "for his work which is marked by both idealism and humanity, its stimulating satire often being infused with a singular poetic beauty."
George Bernard Shaw received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1926.
Prize share: 1/1
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