Oscar Wilde
The Savoy Hotel, Strand, Westminster, London

Oscar Wilde Image Source: Oscar Wilde

Click here to report this listing

Details

Name: Oscar Wilde
Category: Playwright

Person Summary:

Oscar Wilde,Irish born writer and playwright (1854-1900).His only novel,The Picture of Dorian Gray,is a classic. He will also be remembered for the play, The Importance of Being Ernest and his poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. His affair with the aristocratic Lord Alfred Douglas,the son of the influential Marquess of Queensberry,in a time when homosexuality was considered abhorrent,led to a disastrous court case of libel,which led to his dramatic fall from grace.He died in poverty,in Paris.

Edit Person Summary


Years of Residence: Unknown - Unknown
Source:

Residence Summary:

Playwright conducted his affair with Lord Alfred Douglas in Rooms 346 and 362.

Edit Residence Summary

Address

The Savoy Hotel
Strand
Westminster
London
WC2R 0EU
United Kingdom

Abode Summary:

The Savoy Hotel was opened in 1889 under the auspices of Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901),English Theatrical Impresario,who owned the Savoy Theatre (1881),next door. Since its opening,the Savoy Hotel has played host to a great many notable guests,from Singers of stage & screen,artists,actors,directors,musicians,politicians and many more.

Edit Abode Summary

Other Abodes

View other abodes this person has lived in.

Others at this Abode

Notable People listed for this Abode: 122

View others who have lived at this abode.


Letterbox for this Person/Abode...

Login or Register to add a comment.

Copyright © 2011. Notable Abodes. Find Dead Famous People and Historic Places. All Rights Reserved.