Born: April 26, 1564 - Died: April 23, 1616

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City ,Country of birth

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom


William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, playwright, and actoris widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time.


All that can be deduced is that over the course of 20 years, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict.Known throughout the world, the works of William Shakespeare have been performed in countless hamlets, villages, cities and metropolises for more than 400 years.William was the third child of John Shakespeare, a leather merchant, and Mary Arden, a local landed heiress. William had two older sisters, Joan and Judith, and three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard and Edmund. William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582, in Worcester, in Canterbury Province.Their first child, a daughter they named Susanna, was born on May 26, 1583. Two years later, on February 2, 1585, twins Hamnet and Judith were born. Scant records exist of William's childhood, and virtually none regarding his education.They really didn't know when he was born because no birth records exist, church records indicate that a William Shakespeare was baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564.Most of his early life shrouded mysterly, but as he grew older he made it all worthwhile.
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How did society change because of him?

Shakespeare transformed European theatre by expanding expectations about what could be accomplished through characterization , plot, language and genre.His writings have also impacted a large number of notable novelists and poets over the years and continue to influence new authors even today.It Is said that Shakespeare is the most quoted writer in the history of the english speaking world after the various writers of the Bible, and many of his quotations and neologisms,the name for a newly coined term, word, or phrase that may be in the process of entering common use, but that has not yet been accepted into mainstream language, have passed into everyday usage in English and other languages.

What did thos person create or invent that created change or beauty for other people?

Shakespeare's plays and poems portrayed a wide variety of emotions. His closeness to human nature made him greater than any of his contemporaries. Humanism and contact with popular thinking gave vitality to his language. Shakespeare united the three main steams of literature: verse, poetry, and drama.One of his poems Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy which early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.Most of his sonnet quotes are based on life, love and beauty.They are very deep and if you understand the meaning you would understand and see a new view of things.

Sonnet 116

“Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken."

(Sonnet 116)
William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets