William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".
Born: April 23, 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, United KingdomDied: April 23, 1616, Stratford-upon-Avon, United KingdomEducation: King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-AvonBooks: First Folio, The Rape of LucreceMovies: Romeo + Juliet, 10 Things I Hate About You, Coriolanus
| Playwright, poet, actor
| English Renaissance
| Anne Hathaway (m. 1582–1616)
Children:Susanna Hall * Hamnet Shakespeare * Judith Quiney
| Relative(s):John Shakespeare (father) Mary Shakespeare (mother)
| William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptized) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays,154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnetand Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as appearance, religious, and whether the...
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