Oscar Wilde

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Birthday
16, 1854
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland
Death Date
Nov 30, 1900 (46)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1854
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland
Death Date
Nov 30, 1900 (46)

About

Irish playwright, poet, and novelist who is best known for The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray. He is also famous for his memorable, witty epigrams.

Before Fame

He studied at Trinity College, Dublin and at Magdalen College, Oxford and was known during his university years for his humorously eccentric persona. He published his collected Poems in 1881, when he was twenty-seven years old.

Trivia

His dramatic tragedy Salome was written in French and was performed in both Paris and London.

Family Life

He and his two siblings were the children of Sir William and Jane Wilde, prominent Dublin intellectuals. Oscar Wilde later married and had two children with Constance Lloyd, but his marriage disintegrated after he was arrested on charges of sodomy.

Associated With

He was a contemporary and acquaintance of the French symbolist poet Stephane Mallarme.

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