By: Jack McDonald
Shakespeare was born April 23,161 in Stratford-upon-avon in the United Kingdom. He died at age 52. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare, Anne Hathaway was his spouse.
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date".
Impact on today
Shakespeare's writings have influenced a large number of notable novelists and poets over the years. Shakespeare is the most quoted writer in the history of the English speaking world