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11 facts about William Shakespeare you don’t know!

William Shakespeare

William shakespeare

Born : Exact date unknown, but baptized 26 April 1564.

His hometown was in Stafford-upon-Avon, England.

Shakespeare was a  Play writer , actor and poet.

He died on  23 April 1616.

Shakespeare was best known for Writing hugely successful theatre plays!

He was also referred  as The Bard of Avon.


Some of his famous works are:

Shakespeare wrote around 38  plays and 138 sonnets.

His famous plays are:

Romeo and Juliet (1597) , Julius Caesar (1599) , Hamlet (1603) , Othello (1603) .

His famous poems are called Shakespeare Sonnets.


Some amazing facts about William  Shakespeare :

  1. Shakespeare was married at the age of 18 with a pregnant women older than him.
  2. He was an amazing actor as well as writer.
  3. Shakespeare used to wear a golden hoop earring.
  4. He  and his company has performed for Queen Elizabeth I and King James I.
  5. Shakespeare has close connection with King James I.
  6. He  has left a weird will for his wife. He gave her ‘his second best bed’ along with bed clothes. That’s weird right !
  7. Shakespeare died on his birthday.
  8. He wrote a curse for his own grave.

His epitaph was :

Good friend for Jesus’ sake forbear,
To dig the dust enclosed here:
Blest be the man that spares these stones,
And curst be him that moves my bones.

Which means :

“ Good Friends, for Jesus’ sake forbear,
To dig the bones enclosed here!
Bless  the man that spares these stones,
And curse him that moves my bones.”

This is because at his time when a cemetery is full, the grave diggers used to dig up ground of previous buried  and burn the bones to make room for the new ones that’s why Shakespeare wrote the epitaph to discourage everyone from burring it.

      9.Shakespeare mostly write about deaths in his work.

10.No one knows what Shakespeare did between 1585-1592.

11.Shakespeare’s  romantic line was for men!! Yeah, that’s true, but he was not considered as gay, on those days            homoeroticism was considered a normal part of male friendship.


Some famous quotes of William are:



“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.                                                                                      ~ Shakespeare”

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a mentor (wise man) knows himself to be a fool       ~ Shakespeare.”

“Cowards die repeatedly before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once       ~ Shakespeare.”

“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven              ~ Shakespeare.”

“What a  bit of labor may be a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.                          ~ Shakespeare ”

“If you prick us do we not bleed? Would we not laugh if you tickle us ? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us  we could not revenge?                                                                                                         ~ Shakespeare ”


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