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William Shakespeare
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Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Born on 23rd of April 1564
Died in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Died on 23rd of April 1616

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Born 1564 .Died 1616 - English playwright, poet & actor

Son of a glover and wool dealer. Married Anne Hathaway when he was 18 and had three children. Joined London acting company that had been touring Stratford. By 1595 had written several successful plays. Between 1594-1598 he wrote six comedies, five histories, and one tragedy and took London by storm. The Globe was built and his plays met with further popular success. Wrote sonnets that were not published until 1609. Returned to Stratford, died at home and buried in the church where he was christened.

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