OSCAR WILDE

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1871 - Attends Trinity College, Dublin

1871

1874 Attends Magdalen College, Oxford

1874

1878 Wins Newdigate Prize for Ravenna (poem)

1878

1881 Publishes his first collection of poetry – Poems

1881

1882 Lectures in the United States and Canada. Writes his first play

1882

1883 Writes his second unsuccessful play, The Duchess of Padua

1883

1884 Marries Constance Lloyd

1884

1885 His son, Cyril, is born

1885

1886 His son, Vyvyan, is born

1886

1887-1889 Edits Woman's World magazine

1887

1888 Publishes The Happy Prince and Other Tales

1888

1889 - 1890 Publishes several essays

1889

1891publish two stories: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and A House of Pomegranates

1891

1892 Writes two plays: Lady Windermere's Fan (great success) and Salome

1892

1893 Writes A Woman of No Importance

1893

1894 Writes The Importance of Being Earnest

1894

1895 Writes An ldeal Husband

1895

1897 While in prison, he writes De Profundis

1897

1898 Writes his best known poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. His wife dies.

1898

1900 Dies of cerebral meningitis in Paris.

1900