Born: November 10, 1730
Died: April 4, 1774
Occupation: Poet, author, playwright, busker
Biography: Oliver Goldsmith was an Anglo-Irish writer and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield, his pastoral poem The Deserted Village, and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man and She Stoops to Conquer. He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature.