William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in England. His parents are John and Mary Shakespeare. Shakespeare had 8 siblings but only 5 survived. He becomes the most well-known poet ever.
Period: Aug 23, 1564 to
William Shakespeare Life
Jan 1, 1566
David Rizzio murdered
David Rizzio was a muscian who Mary, the queen of Scots, was very fond of. He became her secretary and she placed a lot of trust in her. One night in 1566, he was murdered by jealous nobles in the Holyrood House, Edinburgh.
Jan 1, 1567
In 1567, Alvaro de Mendana and some of the Spanish Amercian empire sought out to find new lands. He came across the Solomon Islands. This was an impotant adventure because while he was there he found gold which greatly excited him.
Jan 1, 1571
Shakespeare first attended school at the age of seven which means in 1571. He had to drop put because his dad was failing financially. This was important because in the long run he was able to learn a lot about Elizabethan lifestyles, which he used in his poems.
(Shakespeare's School & Teenage Years)
Jul 13, 1573
Sige of Haarlem
On July 13,1573, an army of Philip II of Spain attacked the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands. This event was part of the Eighty Years' War. The city surrendered and the garrison was massacured. This was important because this is known to be heroic performance by William of Orange of the surrendering side.
Jan 1, 1577
Voyage by the English
In 1577 British captain, Francis Drake, led first voyage around the world.He had a fleet of 4 ships, and he successfuly navigated around the Straight of Magellan and Cape Horn. He also explored Pacific coasts of North and South America. Francis Drake retured home with many riches.
Marries Anne Hathaway
On November 28, 1582, Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway. He was 18 and she was 26, because of this they needed to pay a 40 pound bond to be able to get married. They later have a daughter and twins. Marrying Anne was important because she inspired some of his writings
(William Shakespeare Marries Anne Hathaway)
Susanna Shakespeare was born im May of 1583. She married a physician named John Hall. Shakespeare was very fond of this man so he decided to give Susanna everything when he died. She was able to live in his house when she died and was repersented by the two most famous men in Stratford. Shakespeare was of course on of those men. He was considered the most famous man because of his writings and how they touched people.
The theatre's weree closed due to the plauge so Shakespeare had to figutre out what to do for a job now because we couldn'd work the plays. In 1592, he wrote "Venus and Adonice" and "The Rape Lucrece" which were considered to be his breakthrough. This helped him get a start to the writing buisness which he would become famous for.
(William Shakespeare's Life and Career)
Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet in 1597 which will become the most poular love story. Shakespeare wote this play besed on tow people who were really in love. This play has been used by many musicians. It has won an academy award because a musician used it in a musical based on Romeo and Juliet.
(Romeo and Juliet the Play by Shakespeare)
The Globe Theatre
In August of 1599 The Globe Theatre opened. Almost every one of Shakespeare's plays were performed there. This was a big deal because people could now experience his writing and be there not just read it.
Shakespeare wrote the play Macbeth in 1603. It is the best-known play by Shakespeare and also his shortest tradegy. It is still performed everywhere to this day. The significance is that it teaches the dangers of the eagerness for power and the betrayl for friends. It is his best selling play.
Shakespeare published his most famous play Hamlet in 1603. This play had the ability to thrill readers and no other piece of fiction has developed more commonly used expressions. To this day it has challenged the most talented actors. This is important because even the best actors cant grasp his level of literature.
(Top 10 Shakespeare Plays)
Guy Fawkes sentenced to death
On January 31, Guy Fawkes was sentenced to death. He was the chief conspirator of the plot to blow up the British Parliament building. They found explosive devices in the cellar he was in. Moments before his execution for treason, Guy jumps to his own death.
Dutch able to trade in Japan
In 1611, the Dutch East India Comapany sent two merchant ships to Japan. They were able to after they obtained a license allowing them to trade in Japan. This resulted in the first Dutch trading house.
William Shakespeare died on August 23,1616. This is the exact day he was born but 52 years later, which means he died at age 52. There is no official record but it is said that his funeral was Aril 25,1616.