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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 Wilde is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Portora Royal School Alumni
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment. Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. 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 Dublin, then at Oxford. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 46 (1854-1900)

Birthplace: Ireland, Ireland, Europe, Dublin

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#11 on The Best Writers of All Time

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#86 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Samuel Beckett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Portora Royal School Alumni
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Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour. Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. He is considered one of the last modernists. As an inspiration to many later writers, he is also sometimes considered one of the first postmodernists. He is one of the key writers in what Martin Esslin called the "Theatre of the Absurd". His work became increasingly minimalist in his later career. Beckett was awarded ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1906-1989)

Birthplace: Foxrock, Republic of Ireland

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#59 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#55 on The Best French Authors

#5 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

#4 on The Best Irish Authors

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Henry Francis Lyte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Portora Royal School Alumni
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Henry Francis Lyte was an Anglican divine, hymn-writer and poet. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 54 (1793-1847)

Birthplace: Ednam, United Kingdom

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James Gamble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Portora Royal School Alumni
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James Gamble was an Irish-born American soap maker and industrialist. He was the co-founder and co-eponym of Procter & Gamble Company in 1837, along with William Procter. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1803-1891)

Birthplace: Enniskillen, United Kingdom

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