CREATOR: Cousins, Samuel, 1801-1887, engraver. NOTES: From the Chandos portrait, engraved for the Shakespeare Society June 1849. Hubbard Collection.
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This Day in History William Shakespeare(04/23/1564–04/23/1616), the supreme English poet, actor, and playwright, universally recognized as the greatest of all dramatists.
A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking; much supposition surrounds relatively few facts. His day of birth is traditionally held to be April 23; it is known he was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. The third of eight children, he was the eldest son of John Shakespeare (fl. 1551–1601), a locally prominent merchant, and Mary Arden (fl. 1556–1608), daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the landed gentry. William Shakespeare
Shakespeare also spelled Shakspere , byname Bard of Avon or Swan of Avon English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time.
Shakespeare occupies a position unique in world literature. Other poets, such as Homer and Dante, and novelists, such as Leo Tolstoy and Charles Dickens, have transcended national barriers; but no writer's living reputation can compare to that of Shakespeare, William Shakespeare
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