April 23 1616 – William Shakespeare Dies in Stratford-upon-Avon

April 23 1616 – William Shakespeare Dies in Stratford-upon-AvonRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Throughout human history, a small number of creative individuals have left a mark on the world that will last forever — arguably none more than William Shakespeare. After a prolific career writing plays and poems, the “Bard of Avon” died on April 23, 1616 at the age of 52. In the five centuries since he took London by storm, his influence on literature, the theater and even the English language continues to impress. The third of eight children born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, very little is known of the world-renowned playwright’s youth in […]