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On 23 April 1616,[b]William Shakespeare died in Stratford-upon-Avon, and was buried in the chancel of the Church of the Holy Trinity two days later. After a long career as an actor, dramatist, and sharer in the Lord Chamberlain's Men (later the King's Men) from c.  1585–90[c] until c.  1610–13,[d] he was financially well off and among England's most popular dramatists, both on the stage and in print. [e] But his reputation had not yet risen to the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. A funerary monument in Holy Trinity was commissioned, probably by his oldest daughter, and installed, most likely sometime before 1617–18, but a monument in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey[f] was not realised until 1740. William Basse wrote an elegiac poem on him c.  1618–20, but no notices were taken of his death in diplomatic correspondence or newsletters on the continent, nor were any tributes published by European contemporaries. William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke—who at the time held the post of Lord Chamberlain, with authority over the King's Men, and directly in charge of Shakespeare as a Groom of the Chamber—made no note of his passing. [g]