Oscar Wilde

Born: 1854

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish poet and playwright best remembered for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and play The Importance of Being Earnest. Educated at Trinity College and Oxford, Wilde became involved with aestheticism and moved to London. Wilde was tried and imprisoned for “sodomy and gross indecency” and wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol after his release. Source