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William Shakespeare's date of birth isn't known for sure, but it has been estimated to be April 23, 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. He was baptized a few days later on April 26, 1564 at the Holy Trinity Church.

He was John Shakespeare's and Mary Arden's third child and first son.

It has also been assumed that Shakespeare attended the King's New School as a child.

On November 28, 1582, Shakespeare (age 18) marries Anne Hathaway (age 26). They had three children; Susanna and their twins, Hamnet and Judith. After the twins were born, there were no existing records of Shakespeare's life for seven years.

Shakespeare was known for both poems and plays, but his poetry actually endured his fame more than his playwriting did.

In 1593, he began writing the 154 Sonnets (people believe he finished them in 1597). He also wrote 30 plays that were centered around either history, comedy, tragedy, or romance. Although, he didn't write his last play, The Two Noble Kinsmen, until 1614.

In 1598, Shakespeare became apart of financing the Globe Theatre. The theatre was then completed in a year later.

The success of the theatre made it possible for Shakespeare to use his share of the income to purchase the New Place, his home in Stratford.

On March 25, 1616, Shakespeare signed his will. Almost a month later on April 23, he died and has been remembered to be known as the English national poet and as the greatest dramatist of all time.

Works Cited:

  • https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.biography.com%2Fpeople%2Fwilliam-shakespeare-9480323
  • https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/william-shakespeare
  • http://www.william-shakespeare.info/

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