Oscar Wilde dies of meningitis due to infection of his ear at the age of forty six. He is abandoned by most of his friends and family, and is in a cheap french hotel. His last words are reportedly:
This wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. Either it goes or I do.
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde is born to surgeon William Wilde and writer Jane Wilde in Dublin, The Republic of Ireland. He is raised and taught from home until the age of nine. His scholarly prowess is already evident.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.