Richard D'Oyly Cartetheatrical impresario
Having begun his career in his father's business making musical instruments, he is best known for having produced the first Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, a partnership that continued even after his death. He built London's first theatre to be lit using electricity, the Savoy Theatre, in 1881.Died: 4/3/1901
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