William Shakespeare by Carson Youngblood

William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564. Many historians debate about his true birth date.

William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He had two older sisters and three younger brothers.

William Shakespeare's father held an official position resembling a mayor. Because of his father being an official, it is said William Shakespeare had free tuition.

William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. She was from Shottery.

Shakespeare had three children. Unfortunately his son Hamnet died at age 11.

In the early 1950's it is said Shakespeare joined the Lord Chamberlain's Men. After King James I was crowned they changed their name to the King's Men

It is said Shakespeare died on his birthday even though many scholars believe this to be false. Shakespeare left a lot of his possessions with his eldest daughter Susanna.

"William Shakespeare." Biography.com. A&E Networks Television, 05 July 2016. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.

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