After his retirement, Shakespeare returned to his Stratford home. Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 and was buried on April 25, 1616.
- William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-on-Avon. Shakespeare's parents are John Shakespeare and Mary Arden.When Shakespeare was eighteen he married twenty-five year old, Anne Hathaway. She was his only wife and died in 1616.Shakespeare’s sonnets were composed between 1593 and 1601, though not published until 1609. That edition, The Sonnets of Shakespeare, consists of 154 sonnets, all written in the form of three quatrains and a couplet that is now recognized as Shakespearean. Shakespeare wrote more than thirty plays. These are usually divided into four categories: histories, comedies, tragedies, and romances. Sometime after 1612, Shakespeare retired from the stage and returned to his home in Stratford.He died on April 23, 1616, and was buried two days later at Stratford Church.
- Their first child, a daughter they named Susanna, was born on May 26, 1583. Two years later, on February 2, 1585, twins Hamnet and Judith were born. Hamnet later died of unknown causes at age 11.
- When William and Mary married they were expecting their oldest daughter Susanna. Later in 1585 they had twins, Judith and Hamnet.By 1597, 15 of the 37 plays written by William Shakespeare were published.By the early 1590s, documents show William Shakespeare was a managing partner in the Lord Chamberlain's Men, an acting company in London. By 1592, there is evidence William Shakespeare earned a living as an actor and a playwright in London and possibly had several plays produced.
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