Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

( 1854 – 1900)

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, born in Dublin, Ireland, was an Irish Writer and Poet. He was one of London’s most popular playwrights in the 1890’s, and today is remembered for his epigrams, his plays, the novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, as well as his scandalous lifestyle and refusal to conform. “The Importance of being Earnest” is considered one of his most notable plays. He was married for a time and had two kids, but went to jail over a homosexual scandal. As I said, he didn’t hold much back in his private life. His epigrams are absolute genius, and I catch myself enjoying those at least as much as his other work. They are still relevant 120 years later. Read them if you get a chance.

He is buried in the Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise in Paris France. His legend is secure.

Trivia:

Jim Morrison is buried in this cemetery too.