Who was he?
Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an Anglo-Irish
writer, poet, and physician known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield
pastoral poem The Deserted Village
(1770) (written in memory of his brother), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man
(1768) and She Stoops to Conquer
performed in 1773).
Why was he in Bath?
According to Dr. Johnson, Goldsmith came to Bath in 1711 with his
patron, Lord Clare. He probably stayed at 11, North Parade. He had also
visited Bath in 1762 following the death of Beau Nash.
Location of plaque at 11, North Parade (lower plaque farthest
The text reads
"Oliver Goldsmith stayed here 1771"
Location map of 11, North Parade:
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