Interesting People # 136 - Shakespeare

Shakespeare was Sicilian.

(Well not so much an interesting fact as an interesting theory. According to Professor Martino Iuvara, 71, a retired teacher of literature, Shakespeare was born in Messina as Michelangelo Florio Crollalanza, and fled to London because of the Holy Inquisition. There he changed his name to its English equivalent: Crollalanza or
Crollalancia literally translates as Shakespeare. It could explain all those plays set in Italy.)