April 23 is said to be the birthdate of famed poet and playwright William Shakespeare.

Historians are not entirely sure of the exact birthdate of the legendary writer. Oddly enough, Shakespeare’s birthday is also said to have been the same day he died, on April 23, making the date truly memorable for fans.

From what historians have gathered about the late theater master and English poet, here are 10 facts about the elusive Shakespeare, according to History.com and the Poetry Foundation.

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-At age 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the daughter of a farmer, and the pair went on to have twins and a daughter.

-Shakespeare was said to have been baptized April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon.

-The artist got his start in theater as an actor in London. He went on to garner attention as both a playwright and actor.

-“Venus and Adonis” was said to be the writer’s first piece of published poetry.

-Shakespeare’s earliest plays included famed works like “The Comedy of Errors,” and “The Taming of the Shrew.” The plays were written in the early 1590s.

-Shakespeare became a member of a theater group called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (which eventually evolved into the King’s Men). This was the group that would go on to create the Globe Theater.

-Tragedies like “Othello,” “Macbeth and “Hamlet” were later published after 1600.

-In 1610, Shakespeare retired to a home in Stratford to write his last plays, which included the seminal classic, “The Tempest.”

-The writer also penned over 100 sonnets.

-Shakespeare died in 1616