1564 - 1616 (aged 52)
English poet and playwright, now widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard").
His surviving works consist of 38 plays,[b] 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems.
|Play||The Taming of the Shrew||1593|
|Play||A Midsummer Night's Dream||1595|
|Play||Romeo and Juliet||1596|
|Play||The Merchant of Venice||1596|
|Play||Antony and Cleopatra||1606|