William Shakespeare Biography

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William Shakespeare, considered one of the greatest writers of all time, was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England which was located about 100 miles from London. His exact date of birth was not recorded so it cannot be determined exactly what day he was born, but he was baptised on April 26, 1564. At that time, babies were baptised three days after their birth so it is thought that he was born on April 23, 1564. He was born to John and Mary Arden Shakespeare. His father was a rather successful tradesman, glove maker, and public figure. His mother was the daughter of a farmer. William was the third of eight children of John and Mary, although the two siblings before him died in infancy. Another younger sibling died before the age of ten. “Scholars have surmised that he most likely attended the King's New School, in Stratford, which taught reading, writing and the classics” (Bio). The school was staffed with the best teachers who were Oxford-educated. The Shakespeare family was said to have attended church together regularly. Not very much is known about William Shakespeare’s childhood nor was anything recorded.
When William got a little older and out of school, he married Anne Hathaway who was eight years older than him. She was from a village about a mile from Stratford. Anne turned out pregnant before their marriage on November 28, 1582. Some think that this pregnancy might have moved up the wedding date. They had their first child six months after their marriage on May 26, 1583. They named their new daughter Susanna. A couple of years after Susanna’s birth, they had twins, Hamnet and Judith. Eleven years later, Hamnet died in childhood from the Bubonic Plague. “After the birth of the twins, there are seven years of Will...

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...at time and he prospered.
His works weren’t appreciated during his life. William Shakespeare’s true talent wasn’t really recognized until the 19th century, long after his death. His works are very popular even now and William Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest English playwrights of all time. His works are still getting read to this day and his plays are very popular still. His plays are performed by drama clubs everywhere. He is a well-respected playwright and he truly established himself as a great writer. Most of his works are considered great hits. William Shakespeare changed the world of literature. He had a great impact on many great writers and poets. He played a very critical role in the advancement of English literature. Shakespeare used his works to speak to people and entertain. William Shakespeare will always be considered one of the greatest.

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