Biography of William Shakespeare

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Biography of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was allegedly born in Stratford-upon-Avon, on April 23, 1564. He was baptized in the Holy Trinity Church on April 26, of that same year. His father, John Shakespeare, was a Glover and leather merchant and his mother, Mary Arden, a landed heiress. William was the third of eight children in his family. John Shakespeare had an outstanding run of success as a merchant, and later as an alderman and high bailiff of Stratford, during William's early childhood. His fortunes declined, however, in the 1570's. Shakespeare's childhood years in Stratford are questioned frequently, but it is said that he attended a free grammar school in Stratford. Considering his father was a Stratford official, and would be granted a waiver for his son's tuition in any school, and also considering Shakespeare's exceptional knowledge of Latin and Classical Greek, there are obviously questionable points to his school years. But there is positively no evidence of him ever proceeding to a universit...

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