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15 interesting facts about William Shakespeare

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Yulin Zhou

on 17 January 2014

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Interesting Facts about William Shakespeare
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Shakespeare wrote one-tenth of the most quotable quotes ever written or spoken in English.
In his will, Shakespeare left his second best bed for his wife, Anne Hathaway, and all the property to his daughter Susanna.
According to documents that have been found, there are about 80 different ways to spell Shakespeare's name.
On the marriage register, Anne Hathaway is written as Anne Whateley.
The anagram of "Shakespeare" is "I am a weakish speller".
Some scholars believe that Shakespeare actually wrote many more plays that just have not been found yet.
When Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, she was already 3 months pregnant with their child.
All of Uranus' satellites are named after Shakespearean characters.
Shakespeare's epitaph wards off grave-robbers. His grave has yet to be disturbed.
Due to the fact that he never went to college and wasn't very good at reading or spelling, many people thought Shakespeare was a fake.
Shakespeare had a very extensive vocabulary and each of his plays contained more than 30 000 different words.

Some people believed that Shakespeare was actually bisexual.
There are no records depicting what Shakespeare did between 1585 and 1592, meaning that no one really knows how he rose to fame.
It is said that Shakespeare was born and died on the same day (April 26th), but this might not be the case.
William Shakespeare is responsible for lot's of the words and phrases we use today. For example:
"All that glitters is not gold", "in a pickle", and "wild goose chase".
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BY: Yulin Z. 8-2
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