It is not known the date of William Shakespeare’s actual birth but he was baptised on April 26, 1564. He died April 23, 1616. He was an English poet and playwright and often called the greatest writer in the English language. Most of his works were written between betwween 1589 and 1613. He married at age 18 to an older woman, Anne Hathaway, who was 26. She bore him three children. Shakespeare’s work included poetry and plays. His plays are classified as comedies, histories, and tragedies. Some of his better known and most accalimed works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, A midsummers Night’s Dream, and Twelfth Night.

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