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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?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||46 years|
|Birthday||October 16, 1854|
|Death date||November 30, 1900|
|Place of death||Paris, France|
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Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.Oscar Wilde
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.Oscar Wilde
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.Oscar Wilde
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.Oscar Wilde
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.Oscar Wilde