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Oscar Wilde

  • Birth

    Oscar Wilde was born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Family Moves

    Family Moves
    In June of 1855, Oscar Wilde's family moves to Merrion Square.
  • Oscar Wilde's Sister

    In 1857, Oscar Wilde's sister, Isola, is born.
  • School

    In 1871, Oscar enrolls in the Trinity College in Dublin.
  • College

    In 1874, Oscar goes to study at Oxford and becomes involved in the Athiestic movement.
  • Newdigate Prize

    While at Oxford in 1878, Oscar won the Newdigate Prize for his poem.
  • Graduation

    In 1878, Oscar graduated from Oxford with a double first in classical moderations.
  • Rejection

    After graduating from Oxford, Oscar met and courted Florence Balcombe. He asked her to marry him, but was rejected, and left Ireland permanently.
  • Teaching

    Oscar began to teach Aesthetic Values in London in 1879.
  • Met Wife

    Met Wife
    In 1884, Oscar met Constance Lloyd in London and fell in love with her.
  • Married

    On May 29, 1884, Oscar marries his wife Constance Lloyd.
  • First Son

    In 1885, Oscar and Constance have their first born son Cyril.
  • 2nd Son

    The next year in 1886, the couple has their second son Vyvyan.
  • Work

    He began working as a reviewer for the Pall Mall Gazette.
  • Guilty

    On May 25, 1895, Oscar was convicted of Homosexuality, and given a two-year sentence with hard labor.
  • Released

    On May 19, 1897, Oscar was released from prison.
  • Death

    Oscar Wilde dies on November 30, 1900 of meningitis. He was burried in Pe`re Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
  • Tomb Work

    Tomb Work
    Oscar Wilde's tomb had a glass frame put over the tomb to protect it from kisses that come from people that visit it.