Gilbert, W. S., Sir (M)

b. 18 November 1836. d. 29 May 1911. Nationality: English.
Poet, dramatist, correspondent, librettist, playwright, illustrator, barrister, and translator. Born in London. Educated at King’s College and the Inner Temple. Contributed to *Cornhill Magazine*, *Punch*, *London Society*, *Tinsley’s Magazine*, *Temple Bar*, and *Fun*. War correspondent for *The Observer* in France during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). Author of burlesques, plays, librettos, and pantomimes. Collaborated extensively with the composer Arthur Sullivan. Married Lucy Agnes Blois Turner on 6 August 1867. Elected to the Garrick Club in 1906. First dramatist to be knighted (1907). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
‘Eheu! Fugaces’ 1872-04 The Dark Blue Poet 13823