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02/11/1950 George Bernard Shaw dies

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The Passing Of The Great (1950)

In the final decade of his life, he made fewer public statements, but continued to write prolifically until shortly before his death, aged 94, having refused all-state honors, including the Order of Merit in 1946. Since Shaw's death scholarly and critical opinion has varied about his works, but he has regularly been rated as second only to Shakespeare among British dramatists.