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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon april 23 1564. He was baptized three days after he was born. He was the only one of three children to survie past childhood . Shakespeare's father was a glover and a wool dealer.  his mother grew up on a farm. Shakespeare attended Stratford Grammer School from age seven to fourteen.


He spent his acting career with the Lord Chamberlain's company,where he was a first rate actor. His only son ,Hamnet, died at age eleven from the plague. During a perfromance of his last play ,King Henery VIII, the globe theater caught fire and burned down. The most suspected cause of death is a fever contracted from a drinking session with his friends. He died 1616