Latin Quarter, Paris

The Latin Quarter in Paris is situated on the left bank of the Seine, around the Sorbonne. Its name derives from the Latin language, which was widely spoken during the Medieval times, after the philosopher Pierre Abelard and his student resided there. The Latin Quarter is home to the University and other higher education institutions.


Latitude: 48.851378200000
Longitude: 2.343215300000

Timeline of Events Associated with Latin Quarter, Paris

Date Event Manage
30 Nov 1900

Death of Wilde

photo of Wilde30 November 1900 was the day Oscar Wilde died (in the Latin Quarter, Paris). Image: Photograph of Oscar Wilde. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Ellen Crowell, “Oscar Wilde’s Tomb: Silence and the Aesthetics of Queer Memorial”

Related Articles

Andrew Elfenbein, “On the Trials of Oscar Wilde: Myths and Realities”