Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

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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, he became one of the most popular playwrights in London in the early 1890s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Wilde has received more than 12,784,406 page views. His biography is available in 119 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 113 in 2019). Oscar Wilde is the 44th most popular writer (down from 43rd in 2019), the most popular biography from Ireland and the most popular Irish Writer.

Oscar Wilde is most famous for his witty and satirical comments on society and culture. He is also famous for being the author of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "The Importance of Being Earnest."

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  • 119

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Among writers, Oscar Wilde ranks 44 out of 5,794Before him are Arthur Conan Doyle, Stendhal, Alexandre Dumas, Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, and Marcel Proust. After him are Giacomo Casanova, Denis Diderot, Simone de Beauvoir, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gabriel García Márquez, and Charles Baudelaire.

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Among people born in 1854, Oscar Wilde ranks 1After him are Arthur Rimbaud, Pope Benedict XV, Henri Poincaré, James George Frazer, Leoš Janáček, Karl Kautsky, Paul Ehrlich, Henri La Fontaine, Emil von Behring, Paul Sabatier, 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, Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and John Sherman.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Oscar Wilde ranks 1 out of 460After him are Jonathan Swift (1667), James Joyce (1882), George Bernard Shaw (1856), George Berkeley (1685), Robert Boyle (1627), Samuel Beckett (1906), Michael Gambon (1940), Bram Stoker (1847), Edmund Burke (1729), Francis Bacon (1909), and Peter O'Toole (1932).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Oscar Wilde ranks 1After him are Jonathan Swift (1667), James Joyce (1882), George Bernard Shaw (1856), Samuel Beckett (1906), Bram Stoker (1847), W. B. Yeats (1865), Laurence Sterne (1713), Iris Murdoch (1919), Joseph Murphy (1898), Ethel Voynich (1864), and Saint Gall (550).