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Oscar Wilde

Person  Male  Born 16/10/1854  Died 30/11/1900

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.

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44436

Oscar Wilde reclining

Unveiled by Stephen Fry who played Oscar in the 1997 film "Wilde". Jenkins di...

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Oscar Wilde's plays

Westminster City Council The first performances of "A Woman of No Importance...

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Oscar Wilde - SW3

London County Council Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, wit and dramatist lived here.

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44791

St James's Theatre - 3 reliefs

The four bas-relief panels by Edward Bainbridge Copnall depict the heads of G...

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St James's Theatre - SWET

Theatreland - heart of the performing arts in London. St James's Theatre O...

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