All of Shakespeare's contemporaries lived at the same time he did. That's what contemporary means. Rene Descartes was one of Shakespeare's contemporaries.
Shakespeare was referred to by his contemporaries as "The Swan of Avon".
Some of Shakespeare's contemporaries were the following:Thomas KydChristopher MarloweBen JonsonFrancis BeaumontJohn FletcherThese were all significant figures of Shakespeare's age who composed works that are still popular today.
No, he was known as Bitter Bierce to his contemporaries
Shakespeare's contemporaries are people who lived at the same time as Shakespeare or people who were the same age as the author.
The following are some of the contemporaries of William Shakespeare; Philip Henslowe, Richard Burbage, William Kempe, John Heminges, Edward Alleyn, and Edmund Tilney.
Yes, the Moors Shakespeare and contemporaries wrote about were Africans
Shakespeare was a writer. Alleyn was not. Alleyn was, however, a much better actor than Shakespeare in the view of their contemporaries.
Shakespeare's complex characters made him stand out.
No. They were not contemporaries. Shakespeare was baptized as an infant in 1574 & died in 1616. Milton was born in 1608 (only 8 years before Shakespear's death) & died in 1674.