Is today Shakespeare’s birthday?
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in April 1564. The exact date of his birth is not recorded, but it is most often celebrated around the world on 23 April. Shakespeare’s baptism is recorded in the Parish Register at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday 26 April 1564.
Who was Shakespeare when he died?
William Shakespeare was a renowned English poet, playwright, and actor born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. His birthday is most commonly celebrated on 23 April (see When was Shakespeare born), which is also believed to be the date he died in 1616.
What are 5 interesting facts about Shakespeare?
- Shakespeare’s will was slightly strange.
- One of Shakespeare’s relatives was executed.
- Shakespeare was not an Elizabethan playwright.
- Shakespeare often wrote about suicide.
- Two of Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into Klingon.
- Some moons were named after Shakespeare’s characters.