How Oscar Wilde Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Oscar Wilde reached the not so modest age of 46 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous novelist.

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Irish playwright, poet, and novelist who is best known for The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray. He is also famous for his memorable, witty epigrams.

He studied at Trinity College, Dublin and at Magdalen College, Oxford and was known during his university years for his humorously eccentric persona. He published his collected Poems in 1881, when he was twenty-seven years old.

His dramatic tragedy Salome was written in French and was performed in both Paris and London.

He and his two siblings were the children of Sir William and Jane Wilde, prominent Dublin intellectuals. Oscar Wilde later married and had two children with Constance Lloyd, but his marriage disintegrated after he was arrested on charges of sodomy.

He was a contemporary and acquaintance of the French symbolist poet Stephane Mallarme.

How did Oscar Wilde die?

Information about the death of Oscar Wilde
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death46 years
BirthdayOctober 16, 1854
Death dateNovember 30, 1900
Place of deathParis, France
Place of burialN/A


Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.

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When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.

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I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.

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I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.

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Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.

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