Searching for Shakespeare

This day in 1564, the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare was baptised.  He is widely regarded as one of the the greatest writers/dramatists in the English language.  His surviving works consist of about 38  plays, 154 sonnets and several other poems.  Shakespeare’s  plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.  No surprise that a  search for ‘ William Shakespeare’ in Europeana  gives 2,457 results in 15 different languages,  including this portrait:

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