27.09.2023 01.40.20 rec

Oscar Wilde

  • Oscars half siblings

    Oscar did not just have his full blood brother and sister.
    he also had 3 older half siblings.
    1st Henry Wilson, born in 1838 to one woman,
    2nd and 3rd, Emily and Mary Wilde, born in 1847 and 1849, respectively, to a second woman. (ref 1)
  • Oscar Wilde is born

    Oscar Wilde is born
    Oscar Fingal O'Fflahertie Wills Wilde, (Oscar Wilde) was born on October 16th, 1854, in Dublin Ireland to poet and journalist Jane Wilde, and eye doctor Sir William Wilde.
    His elder brother, William Charles Kingsbury Wilde (Willie Wilde), would have been 2 year old at this time. (ref 1, 7)
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    21 Westland Row, Dublin

    Oscar Wilde lived in the house he was born in (21 Westland Row, Dublin), with his parents and his brother for only one year before his family moved to No. 1 Merrion Square in the year 1855
  • Birth of Oscar's sister, Isola Wilde

    Birth of Oscar's sister, Isola Wilde
    Isola Francesca Emily Wilde, was born on 2 April 1857 in Dublin, Ireland. Oscar Wilde would have been not quite 2 and a half years old when she was born. (ref 1)
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    Portora Royal School

    Wilde attended Portora Royal School, Enniskillen between the years 1864 and 1871. (ref 3)
  • Death of Oscar's sister, Isola Wilde

    Death of Oscar's sister, Isola Wilde
    Isola died at only 9 years old of what's been attributed as a febrile illness, though, no official record of her cause of death was recorded that i could find. Oscar was 12 at the time his sister died, and her death greatly affected him. He would visit Isola’s grave often, and kept an envelope to preserve a lock of her hair, all his life. (ref 1, 9, 10)
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    Trinity College, Dublin

    Wilde got a scholarship to to Trinity College in Dublin, attending 4 years(1871 to 1874) (ref 2)
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    Magdalen College, Oxford

    Wilde attended Magdalen College, Oxford between the years 1874 and 1878.
    While at Oxford Wilde was greatly influenced by John Ruskin (a critic, author, and professor) and Walter Pater (a critic and essayist) who had a great impact on his future ideals of individuality and art as a whole. He also became involved in the aesthetic movement "Art for Art's Sake" (L'art pour l'art). When graduating he was awarded a degree with honors. (ref 3, 7, 8)
  • Death of Oscar's Father, William Wilde

    Death of Oscar's Father, William Wilde
    Oscar's Father, William Wilde died at age 61, on April 19th 1876, Dublin, Ireland. (ref 1-B)
  • Newdigate Prize for Ravenna

    Newdigate Prize for Ravenna
    In 1878 Wilde won the Newdigate Prize (an award for best poem of the year) with "Ravenna".
    Ravenna (1)
    Ravenna (2) (ref 2, 3, 7)
  • Vera; or, The Nihilists

    Vera; or, The Nihilists
    "Vera; or, The Nihilists" is the first play written by Oscar Wilde and the first play of his to be performed. "Vera; or, The Nihilists" is a tragedy set in Russia and is inspired by the life of Vera Zasulich.
    (ref 1, 4)
  • Requiescat

    Requiescat is a poem that Wilde wrote in 1881, in memory of his late sister Isola, who passed way in 1867.
    (Isola passed away at almost 10 years old, when Oscar Wilde was 12.)
    Requiescat (Ref 4, 9, 10)
  • Marriage to Constance Lloyd

    Marriage to Constance Lloyd
    In 1884 Oscar Wilde married Irish author Constance Lloyd. (ref 1, 4, 4A)
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    34 Tite Street, Chelsea

    The Wilde family home had been at 34 Tite Street, Chelsea, starting in 1884 until he was arrested in 1895.
    (ref 1)
  • Birth of Oscar's first son, Cyril.

    Birth of Oscar's first son, Cyril.
    Oscar's first son, Cyril Wilde (Later Cyril Holland), was born in 1885. (ref 1)
  • Birth of Oscar's second son, Vyvyan.

    Birth of Oscar's second son, Vyvyan.
    Oscar's second son, Vyvyan Wilde (later Vyvyan Holland) was born in 1886. (ref 1)
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    Robbie Ross

    Robbie Ross is beleived to be Wilde's first first male lover. they'd been friends for going on a decade when their affair started, the affair started in 1886 the same year that Oscar's second son was born. Robbie Ross and Wilde continued to be close up until Wilde's death in 1900. (Ref 1, 6)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    The Picture of Dorian Gray (originally published in Lippincott's monthly magazine in 1880), Is Wade's only full-length novel, it caused quite a bit of moral up-war. while many reviewed the novel positively, many others called it immoral, depraved, or perverse. (ref 1, 8)
  • The Soul of Man

    The Soul of Man
    "The Soul of Man" is an 1891 essay by Oscar Wilde, which comments that people who are overly charitable and concerned with the lives of others may end up spoiling their own lives.
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    Alfred Douglas

    In 1891 Lionel Johnson (Alfred Dougless' cousin) introduced Wilde and Dougless. By 1893 they were engrossed in an affair that lasted until Wilde's incarceration in 1895.
    Wilde's relationship with Doughless was what led to his arrest and incarceration for gross indecency*
    During this time Dougless introduced Wilde to the world of underground gay prostitution. (ref 1, 5) *Homoxesual acts
  • lady windermere's fan

    lady windermere's fan
    "Lady Windermere's Fan" is a "society comedy" based on the french 'pièce bien fait'* style of theater, it's attributed to be Oscar Wilde's first success. *Well made play
    (ref 1, 3)
  • Arrested for gross indecency

    In February 1895, The Marquis of Queensberry (Wilde's Lover's Father), accused Wilde of being a somdomite.
    Wilde sued him for libel after Wilde lost the case he was found guilty of gross indecency*. He spent two years in prison, where his health declined severely. *Homoxesul acts
    (ref 1, 2)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest
    "The Importance of Being Earnest" is a comedy about 2 lovers both using the fake name of Earnest, it was originally written in 1891, and first performed in 1895. "The Importance of Being Earnest" is commonly referred to as the highpoint and the downfall of Wilde's career. (Ref, 1, 4, 4-B)
  • Death of Oscar's Mother, Jane Wilde

    Death of Oscar's Mother, Jane Wilde
    Oscar Wilde's mother, Jane Wilde, contracted bronchitis in January of 1896 and died just a month later on February 3rd, 1896. Oscar was in prison during her death, she had requested to see him before her death, but sadly she was denied her visit.
    Although there's no way to verify this one way or the other, but, It's been said that her spirit visited him on the night she died. (Ref 1-A)
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol

    The Ballad of Reading Gaol
    The Ballad of Reading Gaol, written in 1898, is recognized as Oscar Wilde's last piece of work before he died in 1900.
    The Ballad of Reading Gaol demonstrates his concern for inhumane conditions within prisons.
    (ref 1, 3)
  • Death of Oscar's Wife

    Death of Oscar's Wife
    Constance Loyde (Constance Holland, at the time of her death) died on 7 April 1898, from complications related to a surgery she had 5 days earlier. (ref 4-A)
  • Death of Oscar's brother, William(Willie) Wilde

    Death of Oscar's brother, William(Willie) Wilde
    Oscar's brother, William Charles Kingsbury Wilde, died at age 46, on 13 March 1899 Chelsea, London, England.
    his death has been attributed to his alcoholism and liver disease. (ref 1B)
  • Oscar Wilde's death

    Oscar Wilde's death
    Oscar Wilde at the age of 46, died in November 1900, Paris, France.
    It started on November 25th, 1900, Wilde had developed meningitis, just five days later He died from his illness on November 30th.
    his recorded last words were "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go" (ref 1, 2)