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Vyvyan Holland

Vyvyan Holland was a British writer of Son of Oscar Wilde (1954) and Time Remembered After Pere Lachaise (1966). The second son of writer/poet/playwright Oscar Wilde, he also translated and edited numerous books, including many of his father's works.

Biographical fast facts

Full or original name at birth: Vyvyan Oscar Beresford Wilde

Date and place of birth: November 5, 1886, at 16 Tite Street, Chelsea, London, England*

Date and place of death: October 10, 1967, London, England

Father: Oscar Wilde (b. October 16, 1854, at 2:38 a.m., at 21 Westland Row, Dublin, Ireland - d. November 30, 1900, at 1:50 p.m., Hotel d'Alsace, Paris, France)
Mother: Constance Mary Lloyd

Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, England
Trinity College (1905-07)

Error corrections or clarifications

* His parents were not thrilled that his birth fell on Guy Fawkes Day (November 5th), so they changed his birth to "November 3rd," and celebrated it on that fabricated date throughout his life. The Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year 1968 erroneously reports the aforementioned fictitious date of birth as his actual date of birth.

NOTE: The address at which he was born, later became 34 Tite Street, Chelsea, London, England.


The most in-depth of more than two dozen sources consulted in preparing this profile, was the 1988 biography, Oscar Wilde, by Richard Ellmann.

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