William Shakespeare Mrs. Scott

William Shakespeare was probably born on April 23, 1564. Scholars disagree on the actual date, but they have seen his baptismal records.

He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in the United Kingdom. His parents were John Shakespeare, a leather merchant, and Mary Arden, a local heiress.

Shakespeare attended school at the King's New School but he did not attend a university.

Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1585. They had three children. One of their children, a twin boy, died at the age of 11.

In 1599, Shakespeare built the Globe Theatre on the Thames River in London. It was a successful venture for him.

Shakespeare's first plays were mostly histories and he began writing them in the early 1590's. He is also responsible for writing sonnets that helped him financially.

Shakespeare is believed to have died on April 23, 1616 and is interred at Holy Trinity Church.

Works Cited:

"William Shakespeare." Biography.com. A&E Networks Television, 05 July 2016. Web. 04 Jan. 2017.

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