William Shakespeare was born 26th April 1564 A.D. and he died #onthisday in history 23rd April 1616 A.D. he was an English Poet, Playwright and a actor, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language. He is widely seen as England’s National poet and known as the “Bard of Avon”. His various works also consist of a number of Collaborations with 38 Plays, 154 Sonnets, two very long Narrative Poems and various other works.


Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-avon, in Warwickshire, he was married at the age of 18 to Anne Hathaway, whom he had three children with, the names of his children are Susanna and the twins Judith and Hamnet. During the successful years of his career in London which was round about 1585-1592 as a keen actor, writer and part of a play company with the Lord Chamberlin’s men which was later known as the Kings men. He later retired in Stratford around the year of 1613 A.D. at the age of 49, were he died a few years later.

The most produced works which were created between the years 1589 A.D. and 1613 A.D. Shakespeare’s Early works contained comedies and histories, and were regarded as some of his best works produced. Shakespeare mainly wrote in the themes of tragedies until the year 1608 A.D. which included Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, which were and still are considered the greatest and finest of its time of the English language.

The legacy of William Shakespeare is in all four corners of the global and remains highly popular, in books, films, plays, and music, which can be seen as a “cultural and political” context throughout the world, and holds a high place studies, in many subjects and academia.

And today it’s the 400th Anniversary Celebrations which will commence in the United Kingdom in honor of him.