Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde
He may be old school, but if you never had the pleasure of studying one of the greatest literary minds of the 19th century, it's time to catch up. (Rent the great remakes of An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest tonight!)

From his stance on social issues like homosexuality (he was convicted for gross indecency after having a relationship with a man and served time) to the forward-thinking women he put in his plays, Oscar was a mind truly ahead of his time.

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