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26/04/1564 William Shakespeare is baptised

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and baptised there. His actual date of birth remains unknown, but is traditionally observed on 23 April, Saint George's Day. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.


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