William Shakespeare biography

  • 1564


    William Shakespare was born on 23 April,1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. His baptism was registered on 26 April.
  • 1564

    His family

    His family
    His mother was Mary Arden and his father was John Shakespeare.
    He was the oldest son and he took on several responsibilities
    He came from good middle-classs parentage on both sides.
  • 1582


    In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway. They met when her brother Edmund slipped and she helped him. She lived a few miles from Stratford and they soon fell in love.
  • 1583

    In May 1583, his first daughter Susanna was born and William got a job as a teacher.
  • 1585

    In February 1585 he had twins named Judith and Hamnet, but the latter died at the age of eleven.
  • 1595

    Romeo and Juliet or The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet was first performed in London on 29 January 1595 and published two days later. He began writing it in 1591, finishing it in 1595.
  • 1597

    Always fascinated by travelling actors, and he left his brother in charge of his family. In 1957 (a year after Hamnet's death), he bought one of the largest houses in Stratford.
  • 1610

    In 1610 he settled there permanently and by the standards of his time, he was rich.
  • 1616

    Shakespeare died at the age of fifty-two on 23 April 1616.
  • 1623

    Anne died on 6 August 1623.
  • 1670

    His granddaughter Elizabeth had no descendants, so Shakeapeare's direct line came to an end with his death in 1670.