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Birthname: Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde

Birth date: October 16, 1854
Birth place: Dublin, Ireland
Death date: November 30, 1900
Death place: Paris, France
Burial: La Pére Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Grey

High school: Portora Royal School
College: Trinity College, Magdalen College
Occupation: Playwright, novelist, poet, editor

Parents: Sir William Wilde and Jane Francesca Elgee
Siblings: Henry, Emily, Mary, William, Isola
Spouse: Constance Lloyd
Children: Cyril and Vyvyan

Did you know?

• Although a proficient and versatile writer, Wilde only wrote one novel during his lifetime: “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” published in 1891.

• Possessed three middle names at birth.

• Went on a lecture tour throughout the United States, London and Canada to teach aesthetic values in 1879.

• Regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of the Victorian Era, Wilde wrote and produced nine plays.

• Nine biographies have been written on Wilde since his death, one of them by his grandson, Merlin Holland, in 1997.

• Several biographical films, television series and stage plays have been produced on the life of Oscar Wilde since 1960.
 
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