Add Your Piece of History… 23rd April

23 Apr
  • On this day in 1564.  William Shakespeare, English poet was born on the 23rd of April 1564.  William Shakespeare also died on the same day 52 years later.
  • On this day in 1928.  Shirley Temple was born on the 23rd of April 1928 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.  American actress best known as a child actress/singer/tap dancer.

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This was long thought to be the only portrait ...

This was long thought to be the only portrait of William Shakespeare that had any claim to have been painted from life, until another possible life portrait, the Cobbe portrait, was revealed in 2009. The portrait is known as the ‘Chandos portrait’ after a previous owner, James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos. It was the first portrait to be acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 1856. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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2 Responses to “Add Your Piece of History… 23rd April”

  1. Sarah May 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    Isn’t that interesting that Shakespeare was born and died on the same date!!!

    • 09history May 23, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

      Absolutely! It is a little bizarre 🙂

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