2. Advanced Aspectarium - Oscar Wilde natal horoscope
Irish-British writer, poet and dramatist who had a great wit and was, at the peak of his career, accused of a homosexual affair. He brought suit for libel against his accuser in 1895, but lost; Wilde spent two years in prison for his "crime." His father went through a similar ordeal in Dublin in 1864 when he also went on trial for libel. His wife, Constance Lloyd, and two sons, Cyril and Vyvyan, moved to Ireland to escape the scandal and Wilde spent the last years of his life as a broken man. He moved to Paris where he lived under an assumed name.
On 10/29/1900, he was bankrupt and practically bedridden in a Paris hotel room, He had surgery several weeks before for an ear infection and for the first time since the surgery, summoned enough strength to walk to a cafe for a glass of absinthe. He remarked that "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go." The next day he complained of severe pain in his ear. An abscess developed which led to acute meningitis, related some say, to syphilis. He suffered for weeks, getting little relief from opium, morphine and champagne. During his final semiconscious moments, his companions saw that he was received into the Catholic Church.
He died of encephalitis on 11/30/1900, Paris, France.