William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He is widely considered to be the world’s greatest dramatist.
No actual birth records exist, but it is believed that he was born on or near April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. Known throughout the world, he wrote about 38 plays and 154 sonnets. Shakespeare also wrote several comedies during his early period. Some of his great work includes Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, King Lear and The Comedy of Errors etc.
Shakespeare died in 1616, the exact cause behind his death is not known, though many believe he died following a brief illness.