Sir William Robert WIlls Wilde, MD

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William Robert Wills Wilde, MD

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Birthplace: Kilkeevin near Castlerea, County Roscommon, Connacht, Ireland
Death: Died in Connemara, County Galway, Connacht, Ireland
Place of Burial: Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Willis Wilde, MD and Amelia Wilde
Husband of Mother of Henry Wilde; Mother of Emily and Mary Wilde and Jane Francesca Wilde
Father of Henry Wilde; Emily Wilde; Mary Wilde; William Charles Kingsbury Wilde; Oscar Wilde and 1 other
Brother of Rev. Ralph Wilde; Thomas Wilde and 2 daughters Wilde

Occupation: Eye and ear surgeon, author of significant works on medicine, archaeology, and Irish folklore
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About William Robert Wills Wilde, MD

William Wilde was Ireland's leading oto-ophthalmologic (ear and eye) surgeon and was knighted in 1864 for his services as medical adviser and assistant commissioner to the censuses of Ireland. He also wrote books about Irish archaeology and peasant folklore. A renowned philanthropist, his dispensary for the care of the city's poor at the rear of Trinity College, Dublin, was the forerunner of the Dublin Eye and Ear Hospital, now located at Adelaide Road.

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Sir William Robert WIlls Wilde, MD's Timeline

1815
March 1815
Kilkeevin near Castlerea, County Roscommon, Connacht, Ireland
1838
1838
Age 22
1847
1847
Age 31
1849
1849
Age 33
1852
September 26, 1852
Age 37
Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
1854
October 16, 1854
Age 39
Dublin, Ireland
1856
1856
Age 40
1876
April 19, 1876
Age 61
Connemara, County Galway, Connacht, Ireland
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