Profile of the Day: William Shakespeare
Are you a lover of Shakespeare? Today we celebrate the 450th birthday of the great bard, William Shakespeare. Although the exact day of his birth is not known, record of his christening at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon show he was baptized on April 26, 1564. From this, scholars believe he was born on April 23, 1564.
Considered one of the most influential writers in history, his writing is the second most quoted next to the Bible. Did you know Shakespeare is credited with introducing almost 3,000 words into the English language?
Shakespeare died April 23, 1616 at the age of 52.
What’s your favorite Shakespeare play? Explore William Shakespeare’s family tree to see how you’re related.