William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616)

The Chandos portrait held by the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Artist: attributed to John Taylor (1600s)

was an English poet, playwright, and actor.  He wrote 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and a few verses.  (Wikipedia)

Shakespeare Table of Contents

Also see Shakespeare and Feminine Wisdom