William Shakespeare [ wɪljəm ʃeɪkspɪə ] (baptized on 26. April 1564 July. In Stratford-upon-Avon , † April 23 . Jul / 3. May 1616 greg. Ibid  ) was an English dramatist , poet and actor . His comedies and tragedies are among the most important stage plays in world literature and are the most frequently listed and filmed . His surviving complete work includes 38 (according to other count 37) dramas, epic poems and 154 sonnets .
Shakespeare’s date of birth is not known. He was baptized April 26, 1564, according to the Holy Trinity Church register in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Since the 18th century, the April 23 is often called as his birthday, but this statement is not certain and is probably only due to the fact that Shakespeare died on the same day of the year 1616 (April 23).  It is sometimes backed up on April 23 as Shakespeare’s alleged birthday with the claim that in Elizabethan England children were baptized three days after their birth; in fact, there was no such three-day use. 
Shakespeare wrote plays for his theater company, in which he was financially involved, and acted as an actor in smaller roles himself. His pieces have been very successful, according to the diary entries of the theater entrepreneur Philip Henslowe .
Presumably shortly after Shakespeare’s death, a commemorative bust with a Latin inscription by a person unknown to this day was erected in the side wall of the church.
To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe.
Hey was not an age, but for all time! …
From Shakespeare some pictorial representations and portraits are handed down. These images were often copied with the increasing reputation of the playwright and thereby modified more or less. Also, several unsecured works were early referred to as Shakespeare portraits.
Shakespeare had an extensive vocabulary: 17,750 different words are counted in his works. characteristic of Shakespeare is his stylistic variety that dominates from the lowest to the highest court language foul language all levels and registers alike. A particular feature of his literary language is the variety of usage of imagery ( Imagery ).
In Germany, the Shakespearean reception has an eventful history in which the poet was commissioned for the most varied interests.
King John ( King John , around 1595/96)