Will-i-am Shakespeare

The life and Death of William Shakespeare

Born

William Shakespeare was (allegedly) born on April 23rd, 1564. Records from Holy Trinity Church indicate that Shakespeare was baptized on April 26th, 1564. He was born to his parents John and Mary Shakespeare.

Married

Shakespeare, 18 at the time, married a women by the name of Anne Hathaway, who was 26 and pregnant. The couple got married on November 28th, 1582. Soon after their first daughter was born.

The Lost Years

For seven years after the twins birth, Shakespeare disappears from all records. Unmarked and unknown. He later turned up in again in London around 1592. The period of which he disappears is indeed called the "Lost Years."

Children

Shakespeare had 3 children. Susanna, the oldest, and twins Judith and Hamnet. Sadly Hamnet has passed on in the young years of childhood at age 11.
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The Globe

In 1613 the Globe Theater burned down. During on of Shakespeare's plays the cannon went off and the theater went up in flames.

Genres

Shakespeare had many genres such as history, tragedy and comedy. His most known plays were called Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Hamlet and MacBeth.

Death

Shakespeare's reign has come to an end in 1616 when he (allegedly) died. He died on his birthday on April 23rd.

Legacy

Shakespeare's legacy is "a body of work that will never be equaled." This legacy has lasted 400 years after his death and still lasted centuries.