Wilde was born in London, the son of Henry Wilde. He was educated at Merchant Taylors’ School (admitted 1619) and St John's College, Oxford (matriculated 1629 aged 19, fellow 1631–48, B.C.L. 1635 (incorporated at Cambridge 1635), D.C.L. 1647).
Ordained in 1636, he was Chaplain to William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury; then Vicar of St Giles, Reading; and Rector of Biddenden. A committed Royalist, after the Restoration, Wilde was appointed to the episcopate and consecrated at St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin on 27 January 1661. His funeral sermon was preached by Robert Mossom, his successor.
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- Foster, Joseph, ed. (1891). "Wilde, George". Alumni Oxonienses 1500–1714. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
- Richard Bagwell, ‘Wild, George (1610–1665)’, rev. Jason Mc Elligott, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 3 Sept 2014
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