October 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Wilde was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Oxford where he achieved a rare double-first. Wilde was known for his flamboyance and wit, but rejected by many for his unorthodox views and bohemian lifestyle. He wrote stories, essays, plays, poems and one novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray".
"Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."
Oscar Wildes attributed last words, as he lay dying in a drab Paris bedroom.
Raised: Oxford, May 25, 1875
Excluded for nonpayment: January 22, 1883
Apollo University Lodge No. 357
Source: Denslow; "Brother Winston. Yasha Beresiner. MQ Magazine, John Jackson, ed. London. Issue 3, October 2002. p. 8