William Shakespeare By johann 8h

The Great Playwright

William Shakespeare, debatably one of the greatest English playwrights to ever exist. William was born and died on April 23. He lived 52 years before mysteriously dying of a fever he contracted. He lived his days as a playwright, poet and actor, many people loved him and his work. The famous poet had 7 siblings and 3 children; Susanna Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare, Judith Quiney. He was often called England's poet and resided in Avon, hence the nickname "Bard of Avon".

Origin of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born on April 23 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. His house currently a museum that anyone can visit

When was William alive

William was alive for 52 years before dying. He lived from 1564-1616 which was during the Elizabethan Era, which lasted from 1558-1603.

Masterpieces of the poet

Shakespeare has created up to 37 plays including many favourites like; Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet and MacBeth. He has also created 154 sonnets.

The Bard

William Shakespeare is called "The Bard of Avon" because he is considered to be the greatest poet that ever lived and because he is responsible for hundreds of sonnets and plays

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