Who is William Shakespeare?
Willam Shakespeare was a man who lived during the Elizabethan and early Jacobean eras in England. He is primarily known as a writer of plays and poetry, and universally revered as one of the best and most influential writers in the English language.
The amount of accurate biographical information extant about Shakespeare is small. He was the son of John and Mary (maiden name Arden), and was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford on Avon. He married Anne Hathaway with whom he had three daughters. After a youth in Stratford, he spent 25 years in a theatrical career in London and then retired back to Stratford.
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