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Shakespeare was born 26 April 1564, died 23 April 1616. He was the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. Mary was of wealthy decent being the daughter of a landowning farmer. John was originally from Snitterfield. He worked as an alderman and glover. Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor. He is renowned as the greatest writer within English literature as well as a leading dramatist of his time. William Shakespeare is often called England's national poet as well as the "Bard of Avon”. Shakespeare’s plays are found in almost every language as well as performed far more than that of any other considerably talented playwright. He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and baptised there on 26 April 1564. His specific birthdate is unknown but considered to be on the 23 April, St George’s Day. This date is a mistake of an 18th-century scholar though it considered to be interesting to scholars as Shakespeare died on the 23 April 1616. He was the third child of eight and the eldest surviving son. There is no literal form of evidence though most scholars believe that Shakespeare was educated at the King’s New school in Stratford (founded 1553), about a quarter-mile from his home. Two time periods within Shakespeare’s life (1578 - 1582 and 1585 - 1592), commonly called his lost years document when Shakespeare was “lost”. There are no records or accounts surrounding these periods, hence their name. Shakespeare began a successful career in London, taking up acting and writing as his career choice. He was also the part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King’s Men. He supposedly retired to Stratford around 1613 at the age of 49. He died three years later.
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