Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Born: October 16, 1854

Died: November 30, 1900

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Dramatist, writer

Biography: Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.

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Source/Notes: The Children of the Poets, The Pall Mall Gazette (October 14, 1886).

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Source/Notes: Phrases and Philosophies for the use of the Young (1894)