Timeline Of Shakespeare

Timeline created by Nixone7305
In History
  • 1,616 BCE

    Shakespeare dies at home at New Place, Stratford

    William died of alcoholism following a session of heavy drinking shared with his old friend Ben Johnson (poet and fellow playwright) and the poet Michael Drayton. Other possible causes include syphilis and typhoid.
  • 1,613 BCE

    Shakespeare was believed to have retired from writing

  • 1,607 BCE

    William’s brother Edmund dies, aged 27

  • 1,606 BCE

    Writes ‘Macbeth’

  • 1,599 BCE

    The Globe Theatre is built

  • 1,599 BCE

    Writes ‘Julius Caesar’

  • 1,596 BCE

    William’s only son Hamnet dies, aged 11

  • 1,595 BCE

    The Swan Theatre is built in Paris Garden on Bankside

  • 1,591 BCE

    Writes ‘King Henry V’

  • 1,590 BCE

    Shakespeare’s writing career begins

  • 1,590 BCE

    Writes ‘King Richard III’

  • 1,585 BCE

    William’s twins Hamnet and Judith are born

  • 1,583 BCE

    William and Anne’s first child Susanna is born

  • 1,582 BCE

    Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway

  • 1,580 BCE

    William’s brother Edmund is born

  • 1,579 BCE

    William’s sister Anne dies, aged just 8

  • 1,574 BCE

    William’s brother Richard is born

  • 1,571 BCE

    Shakespeare begins his education

  • 1,571 BCE

    William’s sister Anne is born

  • 1,569 BCE

    William’s sister Joan is born

  • 1,566 BCE

    William’s brother Gilbert is born

  • 1,564 BCE

    Shakespeare baptised in Holy Trinity Church

  • 1,564 BCE

    William Shakespeare is born in Stratford