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April 23, 1616

William Shakespeare is dead.

 Why does it matter?

William Shakespeare, of Stratford-upon-Avon, is one of the greatest and best known authors of the English language. He wrote sonnets, poems, plays, and was co-owner of one of London's best playhouses, The Globe. He wrote about love, history, comedies, and tragedies, and his works have been popular for over 400 years.

For more information...

TeachersFirst's Shakespeare Resources
A great resource from TeachersFirst with links to Shakespeare's plays, activities, and much more.

Stratford-upon-Avon
The official site of the birthplace of Shakespeare.