William Shakespeare
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Born: April 26, 1564

Died: April 23, 1616 (age 51)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Dramatist, playwright, poet, actor

Bio: William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems.

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