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09/02/1923 Irish poet and playwright Brendan Behan is born

Brendan Francis Aidan Behan was an Irish Republican, poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Irish writers and poets of all time. He was born in the inner city of Dublin at Holles Street Hospital in 1923 into an educated working-class family.