William Shakespeare: 1564–1616, English dramatist and poet, b. Stratford-upon-Avon. He is widely considered the greatest playwright who ever lived.
Text Source: "Shakespeare, William." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Paul Lagasse, and Columbia University, Columbia University Press, 7th edition, 2017. Credo Reference, http://sc4.idm.oclc.org/login?qurl=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/columency/shakespeare_william/0?institutionId=5065. Accessed 6 June 2017.
Image Source: The Flower portrait of William Shakespeare. c. 1820, Royal Shakespeare Company, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon. commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Shakespeare_1609.jpg. Accessed 6 June 2017. This work is in the public domain in the United States.
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