Burnand, Sir Francis Cowley

(1836-1917) Editor and humorist, born London; died Ramsgate, England. After graduating from Cambridge and studying for the Anglican ministry, he became converted to Catholicity. The success of his play, "Dido," encouraged him to continue writing, and in all he wrote about 120 farces, burlesque librettos of opera, and adaptations from the French. He was editor of "Punch," 1880-1906. His editing of the valuable English "Catholic Who's Who" contributed largely to its success. He was knighted in 1902.

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