Oscar Wilde
#77 Overall Influence

Oscar Wilde

Irish writer and poet


Why is this person notable and influential?

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde 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. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for gross indecency for consensual homosexual acts, imprisonment, and early death at age 46.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin

Constituent college of the University of Dublin in Ireland

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • Ravenna
  • Salome
  • Lady Windermere's Fan
  • The Star-Child
  • The Devoted Friend
  • Teleny, or The Reverse of the Medal
  • The Remarkable Rocket
  • De Profundis
  • A Woman of No Importance
  • The Letters of Oscar Wilde
  • The Birthday of the Infanta
  • Impressions of America
  • The Model Millionaire
  • Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young
  • The Decay of Lying
  • The Young King
  • Intentions
  • Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories
  • The Soul of Man under Socialism
  • The Sphinx Without a Secret
  • Only Dull People are Brilliant at Breakfast
  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales
  • A House of Pomegranates
  • On the Sale by Auction of Keats' Love Letters
  • The Nightingale and the Rose
  • The Picture of Dorian gray
  • The Ballad of Reading Gaol
  • Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#17 World Rank
#18720 World Rank