Born on 16 October 1854, Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright.
He was one of the most popular playwrights in London in the 1880s.
One of his popular plays, The Importance of Being Earnest, was produced in 1895.
He died on 30 November 1900 from meningitis at the age of 46.
A cenotaph built in his honour on Adelaide Street in London contains this inscription: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Source: Edward Adeti/Media Without Borders/mwbonline.org