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William Shakespeare's birth date is unknown, but scholars believe April 23 1564 is his birthday, since at the time babies were baptized three days after their births. He was the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden.
Shakespeare went to school at the King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford. Here he learned Latin, Greek and read the Roman dramatists. People believe that he attended school until the age of 15.
At eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, who was eight or seven years older than him. Together they had two daughters: Susanna, who was born in 1583, and Judith, who was born in 1585. They also had a boy who was Judith's twin but he died when he was young.
Very little is known about Shakespeare during the late 1570s to the early 1590s. This years are called Shakespeare's "Lost years", because very little is known about him after he left school and married Anne Hathaway. It is not known how he earned a living, when he moved from Stratford, or how he got his start in the theater.
Shakespeare wrote many manuscripts, but none of his original work has survived the only works we have are the ones that were published and performed. Besides this, it is known that in 1592 he had directed about 11 plays: including Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer's NIght's Dream. They were all successful.
As his success grew, he was able to join and become a shareholder of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. These were men who performed for Queen Elizabeth. His success also let him buy New Place in 1597, the biggest house in Stratford.
Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616. He was buried in Holy Trinity Church, where he had been baptised 52 years earlier.


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