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Oscar Wilde Born October 16, 1854 Initiated Raised May 25, 1875 Died November 30, 1900 Oscar Fingla O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. Wilde attended Trinity College in Dublin where he studied Greek Literature and Philosophy, and later sparked interest in intellectual and artistic subjects. From the mid to late 1870's, Wilde attended Magdalen College, Oxford and soon made a name for himself for being a prominent propounder of the Decadent, and Aesthetic movements. During his third year at Magdalen College, Wilde was made a Mason at Apollo Masonic Lodge at Oxford, and later joined the Churchill Lodge where he served as Inner Guard and Senior Deacon from 1876-1877. Wilde is best known as poet, playwright, and author. Brother Wilde was called from labor on November 30, 1900 and is now laid to rest at the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.
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