Google doodle marks Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary

Search engine giant Google paid homage on Friday to William Shakespeare with a doodle to mark his 400th death anniversary.

Search engine giant Google paid homage on Friday to William Shakespeare with a doodle to mark his 400th death anniversary.

The doodle features the Bard of Avon in the middle with symbolic illustrations of his famous works like Hamlet, Julius Ceaser, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, King Lear, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 at the age of 52. Not just a playwright, Shakespeare was a poet, dramatist and actor as well.

Known for his tragedies with catastrophic ends like Macbeth, Hamlet and King Lear, Shakespeare also wrote romantic plays Romeo and Juliet and satirical plays like Twelfth Night.

The day is celebrated across the United Kingdom as well as in other countries remembering his great works.

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