He was born in Dublin
was not a success Vera, or the Nihilists
. Writes his second unsuccessful play, The Duchess of Padua
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and other Stories, and A House of Pomegranates. Publishes The Picture of Dorian Gray, his first and only novel. Begins his friendship with Lord Alfred Douglas – Bosie.
At the height of his theatrical success, he sues Bosie's father for libel, which leads to his own arrest for homosexual offenses. He is found guilty for the crime of sodomy and sentenced to two years of hard labor.
His wife, Constance, dies.