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Oscar Wilde Oscar O'flahertie wills Wilde was born into an Anglo Irish family on the 6th of October 1854 in Dublin. He lived at 21 Westland Row with his father Sir William Wilde and his mother Jane Francesca Elgee who was married to William Wilde. Jane Wilde was a successful writer she was also known as 'Speranza' and was an Irish nationalist. Sir William Wilde was Irelands leading ear and eye surgeon, he also wrote books on archaeology and folklore. In June 1855, when Oscar was one years of age the family moved to number one Merrion Square. This was a fashionable place to live, Jane Wilde would hold afternoon salon tea parties, and she would often invite Sheridan Le Fanu, an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels, Samuel Lever, son of Jacob lever, Isaac Butt, the founder and first leader of a number of parties and organizations, including the Irish Metropolitan Conservative Society and Samuel Ferguson, an Irish poet, barrister, antiquarian, artist and public servant. Oscar was home schooled until the age of nine, when he was nine he joined Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, Fermanagh until he was sixteen. ...read more.


He studied at Moor Fields eye hospital in London, when William was twenty-two he got a medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and at twenty-eight he graduated as a doctor. In 1844 he also founded St. Mark's Ophthalmic Hospital, which was built, at his own expense. William also wrote two books, in 1841 he became the medical advicer to the Irish Census and became assistant commissioner to the 1851 Census, William also served as Oculist in ordinary to Queen Victoria. In 1841 he was awarded knighthood for his medical contributions and his involvements with the Census. Before William married he had three children, Henry Wilson who was born in 1838, Emily Wilde who was born in 1847 and Mary Wilde who was born in 1849. William paid for Henry's education, Henry helped with the practice so William could travel. William traveled to Scandinavia and got an honorary degree from Uppsala. Emily and Mary were both looked after by Henry's brother, they both died in a fire. Mary died at the age of twenty-two and Emily died at twenty-four. ...read more.


She admitted authorship of "Jacta Alea Est," but Duffy was tried anyway. In court she was believed to have stood up in the gallery and announced; 'I, and I alone, am the culprit, if culprit there be.' Four juries failed to convict Duffy. The Nation was suppressed, and the wounded Young Irelanders dispersed. Speranza's fleeting arc from unknown poet to political celebrity ended, but she kept her false name. Jane also wrote patriotic poetry, she was influenced by patriotic poems by Thomas Osbourne Davis, and Jane believed she was a descendant from the Italian poet Dante - 'Speranza' is the Italian word for hope. Jane was over six feet tall, she dressed elaborately even when she couldn't afford it, and in addition she was generous and broad-minded. Jane died in 1896 while Oscar Wilde was in prison. After Oscar Wilde graduated from Magdalen he returned to Dublin, in Dublin he met a girl called Florence Balcombe, he fell in love with her but unfortunately she got engaged to someone called Bram Stroker. When Oscar heard about her engagement he wrote to her saying he was going to leave Ireland forever. Oscar left Ireland and moved to London, he only ever re-visited Ireland twice. ...read more.

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