William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 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 surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays,154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright
Shakespeare lived to 52. he was born in 23th April He died on his fifty- second birthday, coinciding with St Georges Day.
Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway when he was 17. She was 26.
During his life, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets!. Few people realise that apart from writing his numerous plays and sonnets, Shakespeare was also an actor.
Suicide occurs an unlucky thirteen times in Shakespeares plays.
Shakespeare lived a double life. A famous playwright in London and in Stratford he was a well known businessman.
There are only two Shakespeare plays written entirely in verse.
Shakespeare possessed a huge active vocabulary - from 20 to 25 thousand words.
Shakespeare entered into English about 3200 new words. It didn't remain any Shakespeare's manuscript.
In the few signatures that have survived, Shakespeare never spelled his name William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare wrote about one-tenth of the most quotable quotations ever written or spoken in English
All Uranus satellites are named after Shakespearean characters Almost four hundred years after Shakespeares death there are 157 million pages referring to him on Google.
William Shakespeare is an anagram of I am a weakish speller.