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Robert Harborough Sherard

1861 - 1943

Robert Harborough Sherard (3 December 1861 – 30 January 1943) was an English writer and journalist. He was a friend, and the first biographer, of Oscar Wilde, as well as being Wilde's most prolific biographer in the first half of the twentieth century.

Robert Harborough Sherard was born Robert Harborough Sherard Kennedy on 3 December 1861 at Putney, England, the son of Reverend Bennet Sherard Calcraft Kennedy (illegitimate son of the 6th Earl of Harborough and actress Emma Love) and Jane Stanley Wordsworth, the granddaughter of William Wordsworth. He dropped the surname Kennedy upon moving to Paris in late 1882 after a quarrel with his father who cut him off from the expected family inheritance.

After public school at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, he attended Oxford University and the University of Bonn.

He was married in turn to Marthe Lipska in 1887 daughter of the Baron de Stern, Irene Osgood in 1908, and Alice Muriel Fiddian in 1928.

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