William Shakespeare Biography

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, 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 Hamnet and 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
William Shakespeare
Nationality:
England
Profession:
Playwright, Lyricist, Author, Poet, Actor
Ethnicity:
English people
Religion:
Church of England
Date of Birth:
April 26, 1564
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
April 23, 1616
Age at Death:
51
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