Born near Dublin on April 16, 1871, playwright and poet J. M. Synge was the youngest of five children in an upper-class Protestant family. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and one of the co-founders of the Abbey Theatre with W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory. He died at age 37 of Hodgkin's Diesease.
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