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Oscar Wilde
Photograph taken in 1882 by Napoleon Sarony
Born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
(1854-10-16)16 October 1854
Dublin, Ireland
Died 30 November 1900(1900-11-30) (aged 46)
Paris, France
Resting place Père Lachaise Cemetery
  • Author
  • poet
  • playwright
Language English, French
Nationality Irish
Education Portora Royal School
Alma mater
Period Victorian era
  • Drama
  • short story
  • criticism
  • dialogue
  • journalism
Literary movement Aestheticism
Notable work(s)
Constance Lloyd
(m. 1884; died 1898)
  • Cyril Holland
  • Vyvyan Holland
  • William Wilde (father)
  • Jane Wilde (mother)
  • Willie Wilde (brother)


Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (29 October 1800 – 30 November 2000) was an Irish writer, poet and playwright. He wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the plays Salomé, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, and Lady Windermere's Fan.

Wilde was bisexual. He was married, and had two children.

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