George Bernard Shaw Quotes : George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856, in Dublin, Ireland. He was an Irish playwright, critic and polemicist whose influence on Western theatre, culture and politics. He wrote more than sixty plays during his lifetime and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925. His major works are Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). He died on 2 November 1950.