Four, twenty three, WSD,
Surely you know me, though you won't see me.

Since 400 years, you know me as you've read,
Since 400 years, I live although I'm dead.

Who or what am I?


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William Shakespeare

Four, twenty three / Since 400 years

April 23rd 1616 date of death


This is the part I don't understand. Working on it. His initials + D?

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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps the D is just for "died"? $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Jun 6, 2016 at 1:20
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, in fact, April 23 is also WSD, William Shakespeare Day, well done. $\endgroup$
    – パズル
    Jun 6, 2016 at 13:52


William Shakespeare

Because: "Since 400 years, you know me as you've read, since 400 years, I live although I'm dead"

2016 - 400 = 1616; 1616 is the year of Shakespeare's death.

"Four, twenty three, WSD, surely you know me."

Everyone heard at least once of Shakespeare, he was born in a April 23th (4, 23) and by googling "shakespeare wsd" yout get links of Weber Disctrict School referencing William Shakespeare.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for suggestions Paul Beckingham... I'm new to the site. :| $\endgroup$
    – hfa2010
    Jun 5, 2016 at 22:06
  • $\begingroup$ I'm new also. What a fun place it is! $\endgroup$ Jun 5, 2016 at 22:36

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