Oscar Wilde

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  • Several Acts of Countries

    Several Acts of Countries
    In the span of the same year, Ireland is terrorized following evictions. Britain invades Egypt and the U.S. adopts the Chinese Exclusion Act.
  • The Birth of Oscar Wilde

    The Birth of Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland to father, Sir Willaim Wade, an ear and eye surgeon and mother, ane Francesca, a poet who also produced Celtic myths and folklore. He was one of six children. He had an elder brother named William Charles Kingbury Wilde, then his poet sister Isola Francesca Emily Wilde. His half-siblings were Henry Wilson, Emily and Mary Wilde.
  • American Civil War Begins

    American Civil War Begins
    In 1862, the U.S Civil War starts after several states secede from the country, while Lincolns inaugurated at some point.
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    Attends Portora Royal School

    Wilde attended Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, Ireland where he developed a love for Greek and Roman Studies.
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    Sibling Deaths

    Isola, the sister met her death at the age of 9 years old to meningitis. Then, tragically his sisters Emily and Mary died from their dresses catching on fire at a social event, where they suffered great pain. Mary died on November 8th at only 22 and Emily November 21st at 24 years old.
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    Attends Trinity College

    After graduating from Portora, Wilde attends Trinity College through scholarships he received and stayed there for four years.
  • Newdigate Prize

    Newdigate Prize
    Wilde is awarded the Newdigate Prize, an accolade given to those with the Best English Composition for an Oxford undergraduate, for his poem, Ravenna. His inspiration for his joy of writing came from English writers John Ruskin and Walter Pater, who both focused on the importance of art especially in that of aesthetics.
  • London

    Wilde briefly returned to Dublin to be met with his father bankrupt and dead moved to London, where he published his first work, Poem in 1881. It was his try to be a successful classical poet, but it was met with mixed reviews. https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/oscar-wilde-63.php
  • New York City!

    New York City!
    Wilde arrives in New York City on January 2, 1882, where he starts a lecture tour meant to go on for a mere four month, but was extended for a entire year, due to the overwelming success of the tour. He presented lectures about aesthetichism. Although, the press treated him unkidnly, the public was intrigued by him. The tour left him rich was he left for Britain
  • The Duchess of Padua

    The Duchess of Padua
    Sometime between February and March of 1883, Wilde completed his work, "The Duchess of Padua."
  • Marries Constance Lloyd

    Marries Constance Lloyd
    Wilde eventually marries Constance Lloyd, the daughter of an Irish Barrister.
  • Return to Great Britain

    Return to Great Britain
    In 1884, Wilde returns to Great Britain and begin another tour this time across Europe and Ireland.
  • First Son is Born.

    First Son is Born.
    Vyvyan is the first son of Wilde born in 1885.
  • Second son is born

    Second son is born
    Oscar Wilde's second son, Vyvyan Wilde (Holland as it is later changed) is born in 1887.
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales

    The Happy Prince and Other Tales
    In 1888, as an apprenticeship as a writer, he published "The Happy Prince and Other Tales, which showed his usage of romantic allegory. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Oscar-Wilde
  • Infatuation and crime with Lord Alfred Dougals

    Infatuation and crime with Lord Alfred Dougals
    In 1891, Wilde grew pleasure in pursuing Lord Alfred Douglas, but was met horribly when he was accused of sodomy, which he sued. Wilde's case was dropped at some point, so he was arrested and ordered to stand trial. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Oscar-Wilde
  • Lady Windermere's Fan

    Lady Windermere's Fan
    "Lady Windermere's Fan was published in 1892 and tells the story of the jealousy Lady Windermere has for the mysterious woman her husband's interested in, Mrs. Erlynne. It turns out that she's actually Windermere's mother and the plot continues with a string of twists and turns.
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    From 1892 to 1895, Wilde published numerous plays that became successful and showcased his wit and his skill in comedic plays.
  • Salome

    Wilde's macabre play was published in 1893 was about the unnatural depiction of passion, but was stopped due to its usage of biblical connections. It was eventually published that year.
  • A Woman of No Importance

    A Woman of No Importance
    In 1893, Wilde produced the play, "A Woman of No Importance," which was another success, which was critiqued greatly by Willaim Archer stating that Wilde's plays should be "must be taken on the very highest plane of modern English drama.”
  • An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest

    An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest
    The final plays that Wilde created were published in 1895, they were also successful.
  • Guilty and Sentence

    Guilty and Sentence
    Following a failed jury and a retrail, Wilde is guilty and sentenced in May 1895, which he woud have two years of hard labor. He spent his time at Reading Gaol, where he wrote letters to Douglas. They were filled with accusations that Douglas distraceted him from his work.
  • Wilde is Released

    Wilde is Released
    Oscar Wilde is finally released in 1897, bankrupt and leads him to France to become the writer he was before.
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol

    The Ballad of Reading Gaol
    Oscar Wilde released his final work, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol," in 1898, which discusses his concerning of inhumane prison conditions.
  • Death of Oscar Wilde

    Death of Oscar Wilde
    After developing meningitis, Oscar Wile died on November 30,1900 and was buried in the Cimetiere de Bagneux outisde Paris. His remains were transformed the same year to the Pere Lachaise Cemetery.
  • Kiss Wilde's Tomb

    Kiss Wilde's Tomb
    Visitors as a tradition would visit Wilde's burying and apply lipstick to kiss and leave a print on his tomb. In 2011, it was cleaned and glass-cased around to prevent anymore smooches
  • Wilde is Pardoned for his Love

    In 2017, Wilde was officially pardoned for his offence as homosexuality after the enacting the Policing and Crime Act.