William Shakespeare was a supreme English poet and playwright,
universally recognized as the greatest of all the dramatists.
A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking;
much supposition surrounds relatively few facts. His day of birth is
traditionally held on April 23, and he was baptized on April 24, 1564. He
was the third of eight children, and was the eldest son of John
Shakespeare. He was probably educated in a local grammar school. As the
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of the union of wisdom and
power. Two final plays include a historical drama, Henry VIII, and The Two
Noble Kinsmen, a story of two noble friends for one woman.
Hence, from a poor family, Shakespeare emerged as a great playwright.
The odds were against him, but he rose to the occasion and wrote over 38
plays which made him famous throughout the world. He is still considered
to be the best playwright that ever lived.