Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was a playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet.

After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, by the early 1890s Wilde had become one of London’s most popular playwrights.

He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death, destitute in Paris at the age of 46.

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