Born in Dublin as Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Wilde. 'Importance of Being Earnest', 'Picture of Dorian Gray', etc. A flamboyant aesthete, he may have been Grossmith's model for the character Bunthorne in a Doyly Carte operetta. Would often stay overnight at the Cadogan Hotel (now the Belmond Cadogan Hotel) in Sloane Street and it was there that he was arrested for gross indecency, as told in John Betjeman's 1937 poem, 'The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel'. Died in Paris. Buried at Père Lachaise cemetery, Paris, in a tomb designed by Epstein.
Person | Male Born 16/10/1854 Died 30/11/1900
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