William Shakespeare

Baptized on April 26th, 1564
Died on April 23rd, 1616

William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26th, 1564. His birth can't be identified, yet. He was born and raised up in Startford-upon-Avon. When he was 18, he married to Anne Hathaway. He had 3 children, who were Susanna, Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he was successful writer, actor and poet. He died on April 23rd, 1616.

William Shakespeare was a English poet. He was the greatest writer, one of the greatest in western literature and  the world's dramatist. He wrote about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and as well as a variety of other poems. He was already popular writer in his lifetime. The plays,poems and sonnets became even more popular after his death. Today, his work is translated to every major  language. Shakespeare is often called as England's national poet.

A Fairy Song

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier*,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips* tall her pensioners* be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops* here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.

William Shakespeare