Full name: Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
Educated: Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford
Principles for life: flamboyant style of dress, contempt for conventional values, aestheticism - art for art's sake.
Marquis of Queensberry planned public demonstration against Wilde on opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Oscar Wilde's last words: "Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means."