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Oscar Wilde 1854: Oscar Wilde
16.10.1854: Oscar Wilde (†30.11.1900)
This Irish-born writer won the Newdigate Prize in 1878 and went on to join the Aesthetic movement (art for art’s sake) a few years later. In the 1880s he worked as the editor of various magazines. His main works, including the classic "The Picture of Dorian Gray", were published during the last ten years of his life. In 1895 he was sentenced to two year’s imprisonment for having a homosexual relationship. Wilde moved to France after his release and died there a few years later.
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Which famous Irish writer was born on 16 October 1854?
  Oscar Wilde
  James Joyce
  William Butler Yeats