Alfred Douglas

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Birthday
22, 1870
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 20, 1945 (74)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1870
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 20, 1945 (74)

About

Best remembered for his romantic association with the renowned Irish playwright and fiction writer Oscar Wilde, he also had a career as a writer in his on right, publishing such poetry collections as The City of the Soul and The Placid Pug. His memoir, The Autobiography of Lord Alfred Douglas, was published in 1931.

Before Fame

While studying at Magdalen College, Oxford, he edited a collegiate journal titled The Spirit Lamp.

Trivia

His poem 'Two Loves' was used by the prosecution in the 1895 sodomy trial of Oscar Wilde.

Family Life

After the death of his lover Oscar Wilde, Douglas married a poet named Olive Eleanor Custance. The union resulted in a son named Raymond Wilfred Sholto Douglas.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Jude Law in the 1997 British biopic Wilde.