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William Shakespeare Facts
English playwright and poet who is regarded as the most influential writer in English literature for his 38 plays and 154 sonnets.
He fled his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon while being chased for poaching deer by local squire Thomas Lucy, whom he vicariously enacted revenge on in a ballad.
His influence on the English language far exceeds that of any other person throughout history; some of his original phrases include: dead as a doornail, a sorry sight, foul play, hot-blooded, and in a pickle.
He had three children with his wife Anne Hathaway whom he married when he was 18 and she was 26.
His work had a major influence on James Joyce, the Irish author known for his brilliantly complex novel, Ulysses.