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Justin Burdick

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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare: General Information
Baptized 26 April 1564 (birthday unknown).

Died 23 April 1616 (52).

Raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.

Had three children (Susanna Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare, Judith Quiney).

Works of Shakespeare
Comedies- As You Like It, Cymbeline, Measure for Measure, The Tempest.

Tragedy- Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Timon of Athens.

Poetry- The Sonnets, A Lover's Complaint, The Rape of Lucrece, Venus and Adonis.

Interesting Facts
Shakespeare had seven siblings.

When he was 18 he married Anne Hathaway and she was 26 and pregnant.

His kids were illiterate.
Had three children.

Hamnet Shakespeare: Born in 1585. Died in 1596 at age 11.

Susanna Hall: Born 23rd May 1583. Died July 11 1649 (66). Married John Hall

Judith Quiney: Born February 2nd 1585. Died February 9th 1662 (77). Married Thomas Quiney.

There is not a lot known about the education of Shakespeare. Experts believe that Shakespeare began his education at age 6 or 7 at the Stratford grammar school. Shakespeare learned how to read and write from ABC books.
Shakespeare was removed from school around age 13 because of his father's financial and social difficulties.


Shakespeare died April 23rd
It was his 52nd birthday.
He left most of his possessions
to his eldest daughter Susana.
More controversy
Ancestral Tree
About 150 years after his
death, questions began to
arise about whether William Shakespeare was an actual
person. Names like Christopher Marlowe, Edward de Vere, and Francis Bacon were debated as the authors of Shakespeare's plays.
Starting in the 19th century, the most serious controversy rose.
Some scholars started to question whether Shakespeare even wrote his
plays and proposed that
Edward de Vare could have
wrote his plays.
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