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William Shakespeare biography.

  • 1564

    William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-uponAvon, in England.

  • 1576

    London's first theatre opened in 1576.

  • Period: 1576 to

    Shakespeare worked in London as an actor and then started writing plays too.

  • 1580

    He probably left school when he was 14 or 15.

  • He married Anne Hathaway.

    They had a
    daughter called Susanna and twins named Judith and Hamnet.
  • He left Stratford and went to London, the capital city of England.

  • The plague, a terrible disease, killed thousands of people and theatres were closed.

  • Shakespeare helped build a new theatre called The Globe.

  • He died when he was 52 on 23 April 1616.