William Shakespeare

Name: William (Bill) Shakespeare
Occupation: Poet, Actor, and Playwright
Date of Birth: April 1564
Place of Birth: England

Interesting Fact:

On the headstone of William Shakespeare’s grave is a curse to anyone who moves his bones.

Famous Poets-William Shakespeare

About the poet William Shakespeare:

During Shakespeare’s life in the 1500’s, his work was not revered as it is now. Today he is considered one of the greatest writers who ever lived. He wrote many volumes of work that are still widely read today. Shakespeare was married at the age of 18 years old and had his first child, a daughter, six months later. He became the father of twins. His writing ended up making him a wealthy man for his time, and he owned the largest house in the town he lived in. Many quotes used today come from the works of William Shakespeare, some examples:

“All that glitters is not gold.”

“To thine own self be true.”

“All the world’s a stage.”

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”

Poems by William Shakespeare:

The Witches Chant
The Horse
Fairy Songs
Portia’s Speech
Wolsey’s Farewell to His Greatness
The Quality of Mercy
Full Fathom Five
The Call of the Woods