William Shakespeare (The English National poet 1564-1616)

History of William Shakespeare:

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, Actor and widely regarded as the greatest English writer. No record exists about his exact date of birth, Church indicate that William Shakespeare baptized at Holy Trinity Church at Stratford-upon-Avon on April 23, 1564. From this it is believed that he was born near April 23, 1564. And this is the date that scholars acknowledge as William Shakespeare’s Birthday. William was the third child of John William, a leather merchant. William has two elder sisters Joan and Judith and three younger brothers Gilbert, Richard and Edmund. His father became a successful merchant before merchant birth. But the record indicates that the William fortunes decline in the late 1570s. He has a great popularity in the world. Sometimes he is called as England National Poet and the “Bard of Avon”. He writes 38 plays, 154 sonnets and two long narrative poems and several others poems. His plays can be translated into every language. He writes thoughtful quotes. Shakespeare attended the Local Grammar School, King’s new school. Some quotes written by William Shakespeare:


“Love all, trust a few do wrong to none” (William Shakespeare)

“If Music be the food of Love, Play on”. (William Shakespeare)

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. (William Shakespeare)

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin”. (William Shakespeare)

Having capabilities of Actor and playwright Shakespeare became shareholder in 1954 in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. One of the most popular acting companies  in the London.  Shakespeare father was financially poor, so he did not attend university.

William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582.  Hathaway was from Shottery, a small village a mile west of Stratford. William was 18 and Anne was 26. They had three children. Their first child, a daughter they named Susanna, was born on May 26, 1583. Two years later, on February 2, 1585, twins Hamnet and Judith were born. Hamnet later died of unknown causes at age 11.

William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616.  Many scholars believe that this is a myth.

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