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Famous Portora Royal School Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Portora Royal School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Portora Royal School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Portora Royal School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Portora Royal School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Portora Royal School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Portora Royal School.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Portora Royal School?” and “Which celebrities are Portora Royal School alumni?”
  • Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for "gross indecency", imprisonment, and early death at age 46. Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Trinity College Dublin, then at Oxford....  more

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      Samuel Barclay Beckett (; 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator. A resident of Paris for most of his adult life, he wrote in both English and French. Beckett's work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human existence, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humor, and became increasingly minimalist in his later career. He is considered one of the last modernist writers, and one of the key figures in what Martin Esslin called the "Theatre of the Absurd."Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing, which—in new forms for the novel and drama—in the destitution of...  more

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        Henry Francis Lyte (1 June 1793 – 20 November 1847) was an Anglican divine, hymnodist, and poet....  more
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