By cbs0420
  • Apr 23, 1564

    Shakespeare is born.

    Shakespeare is born.
    It is assumed that Shakespeare was born on this date to John and Mary Shakespeare in Stratford.
  • Period: Apr 23, 1564 to


  • Apr 26, 1564

    Shakespeare is Baptised.

    Shakespeare is Baptised.
    Shakespeare was baptised at The Holy Trinity Church.
  • Jan 1, 1571

    Shakespeare stated formal education.

    It was common where Shakespeare grew up that kids enter school at ago 7.
  • Shakespeare is in love... ♥

    Shakespeare is in love... ♥
    When he was 18, Shakespeare married 26-year-old Anne Hathaway.
  • Susanna Shakespeare is born.

    William and Anne's first baby girl is born on this day. She eventually lived to be 66 years old.
  • Shakespeare joins a company of actors.

    Shakespeare joins a company of actors.
    It is likely that Shakespeare left his family from 1585-1592 to join a company of actors. He was a playwright and a performer. This was the beginning of his acting career.
  • Judith and Hamnet Shakespeare are born.

    William and Anne's second and thrid children, a set of twins, were born on this day. Unfortunately, Hamnet only lived to be 11. Judith lived to be 77.
  • Shakespeare is belived to have written his first play, Henry VI; Part 1.

    Shakespeare is belived to have written his first play, Henry VI; Part 1.
    Throughout 1589 and 1590, Shakespeare is believed by most to have written his first play, Henry VI; Part 1.
  • Shakespeare performs with the theatre troupe, The Lord Chamberlain's Men.

    The Lord Chamberlain's men included Richard Burbage and Will Kemp.
  • Busy year for Shakespeare.

    Busy year for Shakespeare.
    Shakespeare is believed to have written Richard II, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo and Juliet in this year.
  • The Globe Theatre opened.

    The Globe Theatre opened.
    Later in the year 1599, The Globe Theatre was opened. This is the theatre most associated with Shakespeare.
  • Shakespeare composes Hamlet.

    Shakespeare composes Hamlet.
    Hamlet is thought to be Shakespeare's greatest play of all time.
  • Plague returns.

    The plague returns to Europe, forcing Shakespeare to shut-down the Globe Theatre, although it wasn't the only one.
  • Fire!!

    The Globe Theatre burns to the ground.
  • Back in Business!

    The Globe Theatre re-opens.
  • Shakespeare dies.

    Shakespeare dies.
    Shakespeare's burial is recorded in the Stratford Holy Church Register two days after his death.