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William Shakespeare

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  • Feb 18, 1564

    Michelangelo Dies

    Michelangelo Dies
    The place were Michelangelo dead was in Rome. Michelangelo wasn't just a sculptor he was also a writer. He and his wife, Vittoria Colonna also a writer often wrote poems to each other when they were apart. (Grun 243)
  • Mar 23, 1564

    Ferdinand I Gives Up The Thrown

    Ferdinand I Gives Up The Thrown
    Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor since 1558 is succeeded by his son Maximilian II. King of Bohemia and Hungary from 1526, who, with his Peace of Augsburg 1555, ended the time of religious unstablness in Germany. He also converted the elected crowns of Bohemia and Hungary into hereditary possessions of the house of Habsburg. (Grun 243)
  • Apr 23, 1564

    William is Born

    William is Born
    William Shakespeare was born on this date in a town called Stratford-upon-Avon. His mother was named Mary Arden. In Stratford his family was important because his father being the High Bailiff of Stratford. His father was named John Shakespeare who in 1601. The town's full name is Stratford-apon-Avon because the Avon River flows through the center. (Byers 142)
  • Dec 14, 1568

    The High Bailiff of Stratford

    The High Bailiff of Stratford
    In this year William's father, John, became the High Baliff of Stratford. The High Bailiff is the equivalent to a mayor in a city. the events leading up to this were that he was named chamberlain of the borough in 1561, alderman in 1565, a position which came with free education for his children at the Stratford Grammar School and chief alderman in 1571. Due to his important civic duties, he rightfully sought the title of gentleman and applied for his coat-of-arms in 1570. (Fox 37)
  • Period: Dec 15, 1568 to

    Eighty Years' War

    Eighty Years’ War, (1568–1648), the war of Netherlands independence from Spain, which led to the separation of the northern and southern Netherlands and to the formation of the United Provinces of the Netherlands (the Dutch Republic). (Cooke 136)
  • Dec 15, 1571

    The Ottomans Conquer

    The Ottomans Conquer
    The Ottoman Turks conquer Tunis. The first serious blow by Europe to the empire was the naval defeat of Lepanto (1571), inflicted on the fleet of Selim II by the Spanish and Venetians under John of Austria.
    (Cooke 136)
  • Dec 14, 1576

    Play Houses

    Play Houses
    James Burdage built the first play house. James Burbage was a leading actor with the Earl of Leicester's Men, later joined the Chamberlain's Men and eventually went on to build The Theatre, the world's first custom built public theatre, in Shoreditch, London. (Erye 17)
  • Shakespeare gets Married

    Shakespeare gets Married
    At the age of 18 William married a 26 year old Anne Hathaway. William Shakespeare lived in Stratford with his family and Anne often visited Stratford eventually getting to know William. At the age of 18 and Anne 26 John Shakespeare hastily set a marrige because William got Anne Hathaway pregnant before the age of consent which was 21. (Byers 142)
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    The Black Death

    Theaters were closed because of the Bubonic Plague. During this time Shakespeare wrote many poems called sonnets which were a 14-line lyric with a fixed rhyme. He gathered them into a book off nearly 160 sonnets which vary from topics like beauty to health. (Byers 143)
  • Principal Writer

    Principal Writer
    In this year William Shakespeare became the principal Writer for the sucessful Lord Chamberlain's Men, one of the leading companies of actors in England. Then with the accession of James I in March 1603, when, by letters patent, The Lord Chamberlain's was taken under royal patronage and henceforth known as the King's Men. (Byers 143)
  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet
    In the streets of Verona another brawl breaks out between the servants of the feuding noble families of Capulet and Montague. Prince Escalus, the ruler of Verona, attempts to prevent any further conflicts between the families by decreeing death for any individual who disturbs the peace in the future. Romeo, the son of Montague, and Juliet a daughter of Capulet fall in love. They get married. In the end they both end up dead because they killed themselves. (Byers 143)
  • Boris Gudonov as Czar

    Boris Gudonov as Czar
    In this year Boris Gugonov was elected Czar of Russia. According to legend, Godunov’s family originated from the Tatar Prince Chet, who immigrated from the Golden Horde to Russia. Boris was the son of Fyodor Godunov, an average landowner. After his father’s death, he was brought up by his uncle Dmitry Godunov, who reached a high post at the court of Ivan the Terrible. (Cooke 136)
  • John's Death

    John's Death
    John Shakespaere dies in Stratford-upon-Avon. he could't regain his public role in stratford because he ran out of money and was kicked out of the gentry for not paying taxes. (Byers 142)
  • Othello

    This play written By Shakespeare. With five acts. Othello begins on a street in Venice, in the midst of an argument between Roderigo, a rich man, and Iago. Roderigo has been paying Iago to help him in his suit to Desdemona. Iago says he hates Othello, who recently passed him over for the position of lieutenant in favor of the inexperienced soldier Michael Cassio. Iago then kills Othello's love, Desdemona. Once Othello finds her dead he kills himself. Iago was exucuted later on.(Byers 144)
  • Macbeth

    Macbeth is a play about a noble, Macbeth, that was given to kingdoms of land and that he was tempted by three witches that ultimatly lead him to his doom. Even though that he wasn't going to enherit the thrown he became greedy and murdered the king's next in kin. But the rest of the nobles fought against him. During the battle Lady Macbeth, Macbeth's wife, kills herself. Then when Macbeth was killed his head was severed and paraded around his castle. (Byers 144)
  • Henri IV Assasinated

    Henri IV Assasinated
    Assassination of Henri IV of France, bringing Louis XIII to the throne. Henri was known as le bon Roy, the good King. When the royal tombs at the Abbey of Saint-Denis were destroyed in 1793, an eyewitness reports that the embalmed body of Henri, perfectly preserved, was displayed in state in the Basilica. (Grun 327)
  • Jupiter's Moons

    Jupiter's Moons
    The planet Jupiter's four largest moons are called the Galilean satellites, after Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, who observed them in 1610. The German astronomer Simon Marius claimed to have seen the moons around the same time, but he did not publish his observations and so Galileo is given the credit for their discovery. These large moons, named Io, Europa, Gan. (Cooke 136)
  • The Burnt Globe

    The Burnt Globe
    The Globe Theater, where most of Shakespeare's plays debuted, burned down on this day in 1613. The Globe was built by Shakespeare's acting company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, in 1599 from the timbers of London's very first permanent theater, Burbage's Theater, built in 1576. Before James Burbage built his theater, plays and dramatic performances were ad hoc affairs, performed on street corners and in the yards of inns. (Frye 137)
  • Death

    William Shakespeare died on this date. He died at the age of 52. (Byers 143)