Culture Global Presents
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
In addition, Shakespeare is the most quoted writer in the history
of the English-speaking world.
For centuries, Shakespeares work has provided enjoyment and
instruction for millions of people around the world.
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