William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in what is believed to be the date April 23rd. He was born in Stradford-Upon-Avon (England). His father was John Shakespeare, his mother was Mary Ardon. John was at first a very successful glovemaker, and also at one point was there towns mayor. Not much is known about Williams early life, it is believed though that he attended King's New School as a child, and most elementary schools in that time period were very persistent and strict with grammar/vocab as they pounded the students with loads of it, which may be one of the reasons William became who he was.

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Early Life

Famous Works

William married Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582. The strange thing was that Anne was 8 years older then William, and many speculate that Anne and William married because Anne was pregnant with Williams child. That child was born 6 months later on May 26th. Two more years later, they had twins, Hamnet and Judith. Sadly Hamnet passed away at 11 years of age. It is speculated the William's and Anne's marriage was not the best, as Will had only left Anne the second best bed in his will, and even though he sent money back home from London, it's believed William had relations with other women and men while he was away.

Married Life

After making sure his family was stable, William moved to London. While there, in about 1592 William became a well known public figure, showcasing his plays, and acting abilities in the Globe Theater. When the Globe was closed because of the plague William tried out writing poetry. An interesting fact is that when the Globe first built in Bankside William was one of the Shareholders, which could have helped boost his career in having an easier way of presenting his plays.

Mid-Life

William sadly passed away on April 23rd (The same day he was born) 1616. In his will, he left Judith a nice amount of cash, and left Susanna most of his things. Strangley enough he only left his second-best bed to his wife, which encourages whether they had a good marriage or not. Even after William died he still has a lasting affect. His plays are still being presented all of the world and being strongly regarded highly of. Willaim also creates many debates about him and the legitimacy of him actually writing his plays. It's a sure-fire fact that his legacy will live on forever.

Latter-Life


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