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Henry James Byron (1835–1884)

Byron, Henry James. An English dramatist; born in Manchester, in Jan. 1835; died in London, April 11, 1884. Forsaking law and medicine for the stage, he acted with success in London, and was for many years a popular author of burlesques, plays, extravaganzas, farces, and light comedies. Among the best are: ‘Cyril’s Success’ (1868); and ‘Our Boys’ (1875), which ran for four years. With Dion Boucicault he wrote ‘Lost at Sea’ (1869); and with F. C. Burnand, W. S. Gilbert, and R. Reece, ‘Forty Thieves’ (1878). Byron was the first editor of Fun, and wrote a novel, ‘Paid in Full’ (3 vols., London, 1865).