Oscar Wilde (1854-00), Irish author, playwright and poet most known for his novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray and for his arrest. After accusing the Marquess of Queensbury of libel, a trial ensued--the Marquess offered male prostitutes to testify they had had sex with Wilde. Wilde dropped the charges, was arrested for sodomy. He was convicted and imprisoned where he had a spiritual awakening, was finally released and baptized into the Catholic church before his death from meningitis.
Robert Graves, c. 1914, age 19. Reported dead at the Somme, Graves was one of the few of his generation to survive the war. He became a translator, poet, and novelist, and was the author of "I, Claudius" and the WW1 war memoir "Goodbye To All That."