Photo Of The Day: Did William Shakespeare Actually Exist?

Was Shakespeare Real

The proposed candidates for the true authors of William Shakespeare’s work (clockwise from top left): Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, William Stanley, and Edward de Vere. Image Sources: Wikimedia Commons

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago today — if he even existed.

There’s an entire field of a study dedicated to the various conspiracy theories regarding Shakespeare’s “true” identity.

Here’s what you need to know.

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