Today is UN English Language Day. It is observed annually on April 23rd. The event was established by the UNESCO in 2010 to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization. April 23rd was chosen as the date for the English language because it is the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

Today is UN English Language Day. It is observed annually on April 23rd. The event was established by the UNESCO in 2010 to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization. April 23rd was chosen as the date for the English language because it is the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

In 1842 a death mask was found in a ragpicker’s shop in Darmstadt, Germany, that is 99.9% certain to be that of  William Shakespeare. The mask, bearing the date of 1616 (Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616), features the writer’s high forehead, prominent nose and beard. Engineers at Konica Minolta Europe scanned the death mask with lasers to construct a 3D computer model. After superimposing the model with the death mask, perfect matches were revealed between forehead, eyes & nose.

In 1842 a death mask was found in a ragpicker’s shop in Darmstadt, Germany that is certain to be that of William Shakespeare’s. The mask, bearing the date of 1616 (Shakespeare died on April , features the writer’s high forehead, prominent nose and beard.

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Shakespeare and the natural world (infographic)

Till Death Do Us Part. The lovers of Valdaro, a town outside of Mantua (where Shakespeare imagined the story of Romeo and Juliet to have taken place).

Till Death Do Us Part

It's Romeo & Juliet ------- NO NO NO! Romeo and Juliet was set in Verona. Romeo was exiled to Mantua after killing Tybalt, but Juliet never went to Mantua! They died in the Capulet monument in VERONA.

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A modern romeo and juliet : really emphasizing them as stupid kids I love this Shakespeare

This 'Tragedies' £2 coin is one of three UK £2 coins which mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016.

Funny lol -- Britain marks 400 years since Shakespeare’s death with badass 2 pound coin.

A painting of all of the plays of William Shakespeare in their approximate locations on a map of Europe.

Oxfordshire Artweeks director Esther Lafferty on local artist Jane Tomlinson and her tribute to Shakespeare in the year that marks four centuries since his death

(REF) The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare by Michael Dobson and Stanley Wells

(REF) The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare by Michael Dobson and Stanley Wells

15 great William Shakespeare insults which are better than swearing - The best one is #12

15 great William Shakespeare insults which are better than swearing

15 great William Shakespeare insults which are better than.: 15 great William Shakespeare insults which are better…

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