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10 Facts About Shakespeare

Read on for some of the fascinating facts and figures you'll find on the life, work and legacy of the Bard of Stratford, William Shakespeare...

Shakespeare's Childhood

3 months - William Shakespeare's age when the plague arrived in Stratford upon Avon.

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Shakespeare's Biography

17 feet - The depth at which Shakespeare's body is believed to have been buried.

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Anne Hathaway

12 - The total number of Anne Hathaway's siblings.

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Shakespeare's Timeline

18 - William Shakespeare's age on the day he married the 26 year old Anne Hathaway.

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Shakespeare's Family

7 - The number of years that William's father John spent as an apprentice glover, just the first of a number of careers he would hold in his lifetime.

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Shakespeare's Plays

60 - The number of different species of bird mentioned in Shakespeare's plays.

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Shakespeare's Comedies

16 - The number of times the word 'dream' appears in the text of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Shakespeare's Histories

6 - The number of characters to become involved in swordfights in Henry IV, Part I.

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Shakespeare's Tragedies

150 - The number of times the word 'love' appears in the play Romeo and Juliet.

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Shakespeare's Sonnets

154 - the number of sonnets that Shakespeare wrote.

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Shakespeare Quotes

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