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By the Numbers: William Shakespeare

 

While his date of birth is not really known, it is often given as April 23, 1564. Here are a few facts in honor of his 452nd birthday.

 

2

Number of Shakespeare plays that have been translated into the fictional Klingon language.

 

10

Number of tragedies and histories he wrote.

 

17

Number of comedies he wrote.

 

25

The age he probably was when he wrote his first play, Henry VI, Part One

 

37

Total number of plays he wrote.

 

41

The number of movies inspired by Shakespeare plays.

 

154

Number of sonnets he wrote.

 

1,700

Number of words Shakespeare is credited with coining, which includes assassination, eyeball and swagger.

 

2,191

The number of times the world “love” appears in his works.

 

157 million

The number of Google pages dedicated to the Bard. God has a mere 132 million Google pages.

 

Source: Absoluteshakespeare.com, history.com

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