Vyvyan Holland

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Born Nov 3, 1886

Vyvyan Holland, OBE, born Vyvyan Oscar Beresford Wilde in London, was a British author and translator. He was the second son of Oscar Wilde and Constance Lloyd, after his brother Cyril.

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1886 Birth Born on November 3, 1886.


1898 11 Years Old After Constance's death in 1898 her relatives sought legal counsel to prevent Oscar Wilde from seeing his sons again. … Read More


1909 22 Years Old On 20 July 1909 he accompanied his father's friend Robert Ross to witness the reburial of his father's remains from Bagneux Cemetery to Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
1912 25 Years Old Holland resumed his study of law at the age of 22, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Inner Temple in 1912. … Read More
1913 26 Years Old Holland's first wife was Violet Craigie, whom he married in 1913.
1914 27 Years Old At the start of the First World War in 1914 he was first commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Interpreters Corps, but later transferred into 114 Battery, XXV Bde Royal Field Artillery. … Read More
1915 28 Years Old His brother Cyril had been killed by a German sniper on 9 May 1915, during the Battle of Festubert. … Read More


1943 56 Years Old In September 1943 he married his second wife, Dorothy Thelma Helen Besant.


1947 60 Years Old In 1947 he and Thelma left for Australia and New Zealand, where Mrs Holland had been invited to give lectures on fashionable dress in 19th-century Australia. … Read More
1967 81 Years Old Vyvyan Holland died in London in 1967 aged 80.
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