oscar wilde

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  • Birth and family

    Birth and family
    Oscar Wilde was born in October 16, 1854, in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Studies

    In 1863, began his studies at the portora Royal School.
    In 1871, he enrolled at Trinity College in Dublin. He was awarded the Berkeley Gold Medal.
    He competed for a scholarship to Oxford University's Magdalen College and won it. In 1874 he started to study in Oxford.
  • Newdigate prize

    Newdigate prize
    In 1878 he won the Newdigate Prize with a Poesy called Ravenna
  • Marriage

    In 1879 he met Constance Lloyd .They got married in 1884. After 9 years of relationship their marriage ended due to an affair.
  • New destiny

    New destiny
    After he graduated, in 1879 he moved to Chelsea, London.
  • First child

    First child
    Cyril Holland was Born in June 5, 1885 and died in May 9, 1915
  • Second child

    Second child
    Vyvyan Holland, the second child was born in November 3rd of 1886, and died in October 10th of 1967
  • Woman’s World

    Woman’s World
    Became editor of Woman’s World (1887–89). During this period of apprenticeship as a writer, he published The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888)
  • The picture of Dorian Gray

    The picture of Dorian Gray
    Wrote and published nearly all of his major work. In his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (published in Lippincott’s Magazine, 1890).
  • Beginning of his romance

    Beginning of his romance
    In 1891 while he was married he met a young poet called Alfred Douglas. They started a romantic relationship.
  • Chaos in Romance

    Chaos in Romance
    When Alfred`s father discovered their relationship, he insult him in public and after three trials, one as a complainant to Queensberry (Alfred’s father) for defamation and two as a complaint from Queensberry, Oscar was sent to prison for his sexuality.
  • After prison

    He got out of prison in 1897 and went to live in France because he was ashamed of his sexuality and decided to change his name to Sebastian Melmoth.
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol

    The Ballad of Reading Gaol
    He wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol in 1898, revealing his concern for inhumane prison conditions
  • Death

    He died in 1900 from meningitis brought on by an ear infection.