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Born: 1564 at Stratford-upon-Avon, EnglandDied: 23-4-1616
One of the most widely known English poets and playwrights of the Elizabethan and Jacobean period. Shakespeare is the most quoted author in history of English literature.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) wrote about thirty eight plays, one hundred and fifty four sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. As a dramatist, he is largely known for his tragedies, especially Hamlet (1599 - 1601), King Lear (1603 - 1606), and Macbeth (1603 - 1606).