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The Top 100 Heroes of Western Culture
These individuals have most contributed to replacing ignorance with knowledge, savagery with civilization, disease with health, tyranny with liberty, poverty with abundance, and despair with happiness.



#95: William Shakespeare (1564?-1616)

William Shakespeare (1564?-1616) was both a ground-breaking poet and theater professional, the combination of which made him arguably one of the greatest playwrights of history.

Through innovative plot, language, and genre, he strongly influenced subsequent theater and literature. His themes were well defined and integrated into his stories, and his characterization was particularly sophisticated, resulting in some of the most memorable characters of fiction.

In addition, Shakespeare is the most quoted writer in the history of the English-speaking world.

For centuries, Shakespeare’s work has provided enjoyment and instruction for millions of people around the world.



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