Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, the early 1890s saw him become one of the most popular playwrights in London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Wilde has received more than 10,012,948 page views. His biography is available in 113 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 44th most popular writer.

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  • 81.16

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  • 113

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Oscar Wilde ranks 43 out of 4,883Before him are Henrik Ibsen, George Orwell, Astrid Lindgren, Arthur Conan Doyle, Aeschylus, and Hermann Hesse. After him are Thomas Mann, Rumi, Daniel Defoe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Émile Zola, and Aristophanes.

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Among people born in 1854, Oscar Wilde ranks 1After him are Arthur Rimbaud, Pope Benedict XV, Henri Poincaré, Leoš Janáček, James George Frazer, Paul Ehrlich, Karl Kautsky, Paul Sabatier, Emil von Behring, Henri La Fontaine, and George Eastman. Among people deceased in 1900, Oscar Wilde ranks 2Before him is Friedrich Nietzsche. After him are Gottlieb Daimler, Max Müller, Wilhelm Steinitz, Umberto I of Italy, Ivan Aivazovsky, John Ruskin, Étienne Lenoir, Vladimir Solovyov, Osman Nuri Pasha, and John Sherman.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Oscar Wilde ranks 1 out of 366After him are James Joyce (1882), George Bernard Shaw (1856), Jonathan Swift (1667), Samuel Beckett (1906), George Berkeley (1685), Robert Boyle (1627), Bram Stoker (1847), Edmund Burke (1729), Francis Bacon (1909), Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), and Peter O'Toole (1932).