Oscar Wilde was born on October 16, 1854, and he was an Irish poet and playwright. Oscar Wilde was the second of three children and his parents were Jane and and Sir William Wilde. Oscar Wilde had a brother called William (Willie) Wilde.
As an infant, Oscar Wilde was baptized at St. Mark’s Church, Dublin. He became one of the most popular playwrights in London in the early 1890s and this was after he had written in different forms.
Oscar Wilde was widely known with respect to his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his epigrams and plays and most importantly circumstances that led to his criminal conviction for gross indecency for consensual homosexual acts.
While growing up, Oscar Wilde learned to speak fluent French and German. With respect to education, he attended Trinity College Dublin, Magdalen College, Oxford and he was associated with the philosophy of aestheticism.
He was involved in a lot of activities which included the publication of poems, lecturing in the United States and Canada and engaging in interior decoration. He relocated to London and worked as a journalist.
Oscar Wilde was known for his wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversational skill and it did not come as a surprise when he became one of the best-known personalities of his day.
In a series of dialogues, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art and published The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) which had themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty.
Oscar Wilde Cause of Death
Oscar Wilde suffered from meningitis around November 25, 1990. He died on November 30 1990 but there is no clear confirmation about the cause of his death. After his death, it was said he died of syphilis or meningitis which may have developed into mastoidectomy.
Burial of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde was initially laid to rest in the Cimetière de Bagneux outside Paris but in 1909, the remains of Oscar Wilde were transferred Père Lachaise Cemetery.
Sir Jacob Epstein was the one who designed his tomb. The tomb was designed and had the male genitalia with a golden leaf.
With the passage of time, the male genitalia has been destroyed. A silver prosthesis was installed by Leon Johnson, a multimedia artist to replace the damaged male genitalia.