The Life of William Shakespeare

  • Sep 13, 1558

    Shakespeare's eldest sister, Joan, was born

  • Nov 16, 1558

    Joan died after only living two months.

  • Dec 1, 1562

    Margaret, the second of eight was born.

  • Dec 1, 1563

    At the age of one, Margaret died.

  • Apr 23, 1564

    The Birth of William Shakespeare

    The Birth of William Shakespeare
    He was born in his father's house on Henley Street in Straford, England.
  • Oct 13, 1566

    William's younger brother, Gilbert, was born.

  • Apr 15, 1569

    The next girl, Joan, was born.

    The Siblings of William ShakespeareJoan was named after the first child who died.
  • Sep 28, 1571

    The youngest girl, Anne, was born.

  • Mar 11, 1574

    The next boy, Richard, as born.

  • Nov 1, 1579

    At the age of eight, Anne died.

  • Feb 4, 1580

    The youngest child, Edmund, was born.

  • William married Anne Hathwey

    William married Anne Hathwey
  • Shakespeare's first child, Susanna, was born.

  • Shakeseare's twins, Hamnet and Judith, were born.

    Shakeseare's twins, Hamnet and Judith, were born.
  • First production of 1 Henry VI

  • "Venus and Adnonis" was entered for publication.

  • Registration of "The Rape of Lucrece"

  • Release of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

    Release of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
    "A Midsummer Night's Dream" full textIt portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set.
  • Hamnet died at age eleven.

  • Shakespeare's family received coat-of-arms.

    Shakespeare's family received coat-of-arms.
  • The Release of "Romeo and Juliet"

    The Release of "Romeo and Juliet"
  • Release of "Julius Caeser"

    Release of "Julius Caeser"
    "Julius Caeser" full textIt portrays the conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination and its aftermath. It is one of several Roman plays that he wrote, based on true events from Roman history, which also include Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra.
  • The Release of "Hamlet"

    The Release of "Hamlet"
    'Hmalet" full textRecounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius for murdering the old King Hamlet, Claudius's own brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and marrying Gertrude, the King Hamlet's widow and mother of Prince Hamlet. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness—from overwhelming grief to seething rage—and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.
  • The Release of "King Lear"

    The Release of "King Lear"
    "King Lear" full textKing Lear descends into madness after wrongly distributing his estate on the strength of flattery. The play is based on the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king.
  • At the age of twenty-seven, Edmund died.

  • The Release of "Macbeth"

    The Release of "Macbeth"
    "Macbeth" full textShakespeare's sources for the tragedy are the accounts of King Macbeth of Scotland, Macduff, and Duncan in Holinshed's Chronicles (1587), a history of England, Scotland and Ireland familiar to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. However, the story of Macbeth as told by Shakespeare bears no relation to real events in Scottish history as Macbeth was an admired and able monarch.
  • At the age of forty-six, Gilbert died

  • At the age of thirty-nine, Richard died.

  • William Shakespeare died at the age of fifty-two.

    William Shakespeare died at the age of fifty-two.
    Nobody knows the actual cause of death of William Shakespeare
  • After living the longest of all the children, Joan died.

    This is the Joan who was born in 1569. She lived to the age of seventy-seven.