The Life of William Shakespeare

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  • Apr 26, 1564

    William Shakespeare is born.

    William Shakespeare is born.
    William Shakespeare is born to John and Mary Shakespeare in the town of Stratford Upon Avon.
  • Jan 1, 1571

    Education

    Education
    Shakespeare attends King Edward IV Grammar School in Stratford-upon-Avon from the age of 7.
  • Jan 1, 1576

    The Theatre.

    The Theatre.
    James Burbage builds the first theatre and calls it The Theatre, which Sakespeare will begin acting in when he is grown up.
  • Jan 1, 1582

    William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway.

    William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway.
    At the age of 18, William Shakespeare married the 26-year-old Anne Hathaway.
  • Anne and William Shakespeare's baby girl.

    Anne and William Shakespeare's baby girl.
    Anne and William Shakespeare have a baby girl named Susanna.
  • Birth of twins.

    Birth of twins.
    Anne and William Shakespeare have twins, a boy named Hamnet and a girl named Judith.
  • Shakespeare begins to get paid.

    Shakespeare begins to get paid.
    The Earl of Southampton begins to pay Shakespeare for his work and this lets William continue his writing.
  • Theatres in London are closed.

    Theatres in London are closed.
    All the theatres in London are closed for a year because of the plague.
  • The Globe, a new theatre.

    The Globe, a new theatre.
    William and a group of other actors build The Globe, a new theatre.
  • William's group of actors becomes the King's Men.

    William's group of actors becomes the King's Men.
    Queen Elizabeth dies and James the FIrst becomes the King of England. Shakespeare's group of actors becomes the King's Men.
  • The Globe burns down

    The Globe burns down
    The Globe burns down.
  • William Shakespeare dies.

    William Shakespeare dies.
    William Shakespeare falls ill and dies. In his will be leaves his wife his second best bed.
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