William Shakespeare's birthday is unknown, most scholars believe it is around April 13, 1564.
He was baptized on April 26, 1564 at the Holy Trinity Church located in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
He had 2 older sisters, Judith and Joan, and 3 younger brothers Gilbert, Richard, and Edmund.
He married Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582
His first child, Suzanna was born on may 26, 1583.
His twin son and daughter, Hamnet and Judith were born on February 2, 1585.
There is evidence that points toward the fact that he lived in London as a playwright.
In the early 1590's he was an established partners of Lord Chamberlains men, an acting company in London.
Shakespeare and his colleagues built The Globe Theatre, where many playus were performed.
He wrote more than 30 plays, his plays can be put into 4 categories; histories,comedies, tragedies, and romances.
His earlier works were mostly histories and comedies, this includes: Henry VI and The Comedy of Errors.
His second tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, was written in 1596. Over the next couple years he returned to that form and wrote some of his best known plays: Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra.
His last few plays were mostly romances which includes Cymbeline, A Winters Tale, and The Tempest
The Sonnets of Shakespeare: written from 1593-1601 published in 1609. 152 sonnets in total
In his writings, he created thousands of new words, contorting words from Latin, French, and native roots. Some words include: arch-villain, birthplace, bloodsucking, courtship, dewdrop, downstairs, fanged, heartsore, hunchbacked, leapfrog, misquote, pageantry, radiance, schoolboy, stillborn, watchdog, and zany.
Died on April 23, 1616 (the traditional date of his birthday)
His memorial bust is located in the Holy Trinity Baptist Church in Stratford.
His bust is special because it’s appearance was approved by people who actually knew him.
The cause of his death is unknown, but his brother in law died one week prior which implies that an infectious disease might have been the cause of his death
There’s many people who believe that William Shakespeare is not just one person, but actually many different authors.
The argument that drives this conspiracy is that in his writings, Shakespeare wrote in such detail about the courts and court systems for someone who was so low in the social order.
He also wrote about sport such as hunting, falconry, tennis, and bowling; which were aristocratic sports.
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