William Shakespeare Quotes : William Shakespeare birth records does not exist, church records indicate that he was baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. From this, it is believed he was born on or near April 23, 1564, and this is the date scholars acknowledge as William Shakespeare’s birthday. He was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon”. Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616, at the age of 52. Here we have collected William Shakespeare Quotes which includes some of his quotes on Love, Life and Friendship.