William Shakespeare was born on April 26, 1564 in Stratford, England. Throughout his childhood he experienced many ups and downs not only personally, but financially. Shakespeare had a total of seven siblings, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Unfortunately, three of his siblings died during their childhood, two of which died before the age of 1.
Shakespeare was a very quiet and observant child, coming from a modest yet educated family. However, he ended up dropping out of school at the age of 14 and had multiple jobs afterwards in order to support his family including, schoolmaster, law clerk, and worked with the family business. He was unable to return to school at any point because of financial issues, thus meaning he never attended university. However, by age 18 he had married Anne Hathaway, who at the time was 3 months pregnant.
(Image of William Shakespeare's childhood home)
Another one of Shakespeare's many achievements is his plays. Surely, his widely known plays continue to fascinate the world to this day. Plays like "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Romeo and Juliet", and "MacBeth" are some of his most known plays. His plays have been recreated and brought to life multiple times since his death.