Birth/Death Date: April 23, 1564 - April 23,1616
Believed to be born in: Stratford, Warwickshaire
Shakespeare was born the third of eight children and thought to be educated at a local grammar school. According to one account Shakespeare soon became a school master after graduating grammar school. In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway. Soon Shakespeare and Hathaway had a daughter Susanna in 1583, and than twins, Hamnet and Judith in 1585. Hamnet, sadly did not survive far beyond childhood for reasons unknown. In 1594 Shakespeare was a shareholder in London's most popular stage company, entitled the Lord Chamberlain. Shakespeare shortly before becoming a shareholder started to write early plays, and soon comedies like Comedy of Errors in 1592, and A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1592. This writing soon fueled up Shakespeare's greatest works, and his passion for writing. Shakespeare continued writing until only a couple years before his death in 1616. Shakespeare's last work before his death was The Tempest in 1611.
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