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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

  • Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854.
  • His mother, Lady Jane Francesca Wilde (1820-96), was a successful writer.
  • His father, Sir William Wilde, was Irelands leading ear and eye surgeon.
  • Oscar had one elder brother, Willie.
  • Oscar was educated at home up to the age of nine.
  • From 1864 to 1871, he attended Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
  • From 1871 to 1874, he studied the classics at Trinity College, Dublin.
  • From 1874 to 1878, he studied at Magdalen Colege in Oxford.
  • After his graduation, Wilde lectured in London, the United States and Canada. He also lived in Paris for a while.
  • On 29 May, 1885 Wilde married Constance Lloyd. They had two sons, Cyril and Vyvyan.
  • In May 1895 Wilde was imprisoned for homosexuality.
  • After his release in 1897, Wilde moved to France and lived under the name Sebastian Melmoth.
  • He died of cerebral meningitis in Paris on 30 November, 1900.
  • He was buried in the Cimetière de Bagneux outside Paris and later moved to Le Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
Some of Oscar Wildes Works
1887 – The Canterville Ghost
1888 – The Happy Prince and Other Tales
1890 – The Picture of Dorian Gray (his only novel)
1892 – Lady Wintermeres Fan (play)
1893 – A Woman of No Importance (play)
1895 – An Ideal Husband (play)
1895 – The Importance of Being Earnest (play)