William Shakespeare Facts

William Shakespeare Facts

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". For more Shakespeare facts, see the file below.

Name
William Shakespeare

Date of Birth
baptized on April 26, 1564
(actual birth date unknown)

Date of Death
April 12, 1616

Place of Birth
Strafford-upon-Avon,
Warwickshire, England

Birth Family
John Shakespeare and Mary Arden

Marriage/Spouse
Anne Hathaway

Children
3 children
Susanna Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare
and Judith Quiney

Education
King’s New School

Career
English poet and playwright

Reason for Fame
Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s preeminent dramatist.

Additional Information
Shakespeare is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”