The 23rd. of April is…. Saint George’s Day and…
World Book Day decided by UNESCO as it was also the death and birth anniversary of William Shakespeare. The date also coincided with the death anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes.
Did Shakespeare and Cervantes die the same day?
No, Miguel de Cervantes died ten days before William Shakespeare, even though both men died on April 23, 1616. Ohhhh!!!!…..
IT’S A MATTER OF CALENDARS!!!!!
In 1616, England was still using the Julian Calendar, while Spain had switched over the the Gregorian calendar, which is the one we primarily use today.