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When was Shakespeare born?

William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564. He was born a few days earlier. It is almost always assumed that his actual birthday was April 23, 1564. This happens to be the feast day of St. George and people like to think that Englandís greatest writer was born on the day dedicated to Englandís patron saint.

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