CBBC Newsround | SHAKESPEARE | Who was Shakespeare? Primary History - Famous People - William Shakespeare. Shakespeare Facts: 50 Interesting Facts About William Shakespeare. Interested in Shakespeare facts? Below is a range of 50 little known facts about William Shakespeare. Bear in mind that very little in the way of hard facts is actually known about Shakespeare’s life (unlike facts about Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, which are fairly well documented), but we’ve researched long and hard to come up with a range of interesting facts about the great man: William Shakespeare Facts: 1 There is documentary proof that Shakespeare was baptised on 26th April 1564, and scholars believe that, in keeping with the traditions of the time, he would have been baptised when he was three days old, meaning Shakespeare was probably born on April 23rd.
However, as Shakespeare was born under the old Julian calendar, what was April 23rd during Shakespeare’s life would actually be May 3rd according to today’s Gregorian calendar. William Shakespeare Facts: 2 Shakespeare’s parents were John and Mary Shakespeare (nee Arden). William Shakespeare Facts: 3 William Shakespeare Facts: 4. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About William Shakespeare — HISTORY Lists. Did you know that some people think England’s beloved Bard never existed? According to one longstanding theory the literary masterpieces attributed to Shakespeare were actually written by Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford. Find out more about this hypothesis and explore other interesting aspects of Shakespeare’s life and legacy.
Cobbe portrait of William Shakespeare 1. Shakespeare’s father held a lot of different jobs, and at one point got paid to drink beer. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. William Shakespeare Quiz. Shakespeare.