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  • Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland

    Dublin, Ireland
  • Oscar’s family moved to Merrion Square

  • Oscar's sister Isola was born

  • College

    Oscar enrolled in Trinity College and studied Classics with his Older brother Willie Wilde
  • Wilde was married to Constance Lloyd

  • Wilde had his first son, Cyril

  • Wilde "got it on" with Ross

  • Wilde had his second son, Vyvyan

  • Wrote "The Picture of Dorian Grey"

  • The early 1890's to be specific

    Wilde produced society comedies, making him a very successfull playwriter (Salome, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere's Fan, and An Ideal Husband)
  • Wilde wrote "Salome" but was refused licence in Paris


    Wilde sued the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, for libel. The trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest, tried for gross indecency with other men (gross). After two more trials he was convicted and imprisoned for two years' hard labour.
  • Wilde wrote "De Profundis" in prison

  • Wrote "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" in France

  • Wilde died of cerebral meningitis