William Shakespeare by Shannan Sturgill 2nd period

William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564. This makes scholars believe that he was born approximately three days before on April 23, 1564. Because there was not any records in which they could prove his birth date. He was baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon.
William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway got married on November 28, 1582. William was only 18 when they decided to get married. Anne Hathaway being eight years older at the age of 26. They were married at the Worcester, Canterbury Province. When they got married she was already pregnant with their first child. Anne Hathaway was the oldest of her seven siblings, her father, Richard
William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway had three children, Susanna, Hamnet, and Judith. Hamnet and Judith were twins born on February 2, 1585. Susanna, the first child of William and Anne, was born on May 26, 1583. Sadly Hamnet did not have the opportunity to live his life for he died at the age of 11 to an unknown death.
When William Shakespeare was only six or seven years old he went to Stratford's grammar school. There is no records that Shakespeare went to this school but because of his father, John Shakespeare's official position it is most likely that he would have wanted William to be educated in his youth. At Stratford grammar school he learned his basic writing and reading skills, such as learning the alphabet.
In the year of 1608 Mary Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's mother, died. Throughout this year Shakespeare wrote many new works including "Hamlet", "Julius Caesar" ,and the "Twelfth Night". Along with these he had many others that were very popular and loved by the lovers of art.
Between the years of 1612 and 1616 Shakespeare retired from being an actor and returned back to Stratford. After he returns he worked with his friend John Fletcher on new plays.
In the year of 1616 William Shakespeare died on April 25. Traditions say that William Shakespeare died on his birthday but scholars believe that is just a myth. When Shakespeare died he left most of his possessions to his oldest child Susanna. This caused scholars to be suspicious about the relationship between William and Anne.

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