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Shakespeare`s Life

  • Apr 23, 1564

    Date of Birth

    his baptism which happened on Wednesday, April the 26th, 1564. Similarly by knowing the famous Bard's baptism date, we can guess that he was born three days earlier on St. George’s day,
  • May 9, 1571

    Shakesphere started school

    Shakespeare is likely to have begun his formal education. By local tradition, children in the Stratford area, entered the local grammar school at age seven.
  • Jun 28, 1582

    Frst Daughter

    they had his first daughter, Susanna. Anne never left Stratford, living there her entire life.
  • William marries an older woman.

    an eighteen year old William married the twenty-six and pregnant Anne Hathaway.
  • William`s wife have twins

    Shakespeare’s twins, Judith and Hamnet are born, Hamnet living only eleven years whilst Judith lived 77
  • Dedicates Sonnets

    Dedicates Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece to Henry Wriothsley, Earl of Southampton - thought to be the beautiful youth of the sonnets.
  • Member of acting company

    Founding member of the Lord Chamberlain's Men , an acting company. Published: The Rape of Lucrece
  • William buys major residential property

    At age 15, William purchased the New Place. This was one of the most prominent and desired properties in all of Stratford being the second largest house in town.
  • Writing.

    Writes: As You Like It, Henry IV,1,2, Henry V, Julius Caesar, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing
  • Writing

    Writes: All's Well That Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Othello, Timon of Athens, Troilus & Cressida, Twelfth Night
  • William Strikes Rich

    William made his greatest financial gain in 1605 when he purchased leases of real estate near Stratford. This investment of some four hundred and forty pounds doubled in value and earned him 60 pounds income each year.
  • Williams plays were performed

    Hamlet and Richard III are performed aboard the British ship Dragon off the west coast of Africa at Sierra Leone.
  • Retire

    Shakespeare retires from the theatre and returns to live in Stratford. Works on new plays with his friend, John Fletcher.
  • William Revised His Will

    He infamously left his second-best bed to his wife Anne Hathaway and little else, giving most of his estate to his eldest daughter Susanna who has married a prominent and distinguished physician named John Hall
  • Wililam Dies

    It was on his birthday that he died