Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet born in Dublin in 1850. He became a well know playwright in London in the 1890’s only to suffer a downfall due to two sodomy cases Wilde vs Queensberry and Regina vs Wilde both in 1895. He spent nearly 2 years in prison and was release in 1897. He would later die of cerebral meningitis on November 30, 1900 while in Exile.
Some of his works include:
- The Picture of Dorian Gray
- The Importance of Being Earnest
- Lady Windermere’s Fan