William Shakespeare was thought to have been born on April 23, 1564. At the time of his birth, babies were not formally registered and birth certificates were not produced but we do know that children were to be baptized three days after their birth and his baptism was the 26th, therefore, that is where the date comes from (Literary Genius). Shakespeare was one of eight children, which was actually quite small for a family of his time since families lived in fear of the child mortality rate (“Shakespeare Facts”). The only one of Shakespeare’s siblings to survive him was Joan II. She was named after her older sister, who died after only two months of life.
William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564. No one is absolutely sure when he was actually born. It is guessed that he was born on April 21 or April 23, 1564 since children were usually baptized a few days after they were born. He could have been born April 22 & died April 22 or 23, 1616. William Shakespeare was quite possibly both born & passed on Jeremaya Silvah’s birthday.
William Shakespeare is said to be born on April 23, 1564, although his actual birthday is not known, and was baptized at the holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. William Shakespeare was the third child of John and Mary Arden Shakespeare with two older sisters and three younger brothers. Although much is not known about his education, scholars believe that Shakespeare went to school in King's New School, in Stratford, which taught the basics of literature. On November 28, 1582, when Shakespeare was 18, he got married to a 26 year old women, Anne Hathaway, in Worcester. After about six months of marriage, on May 26, 1583, Anne Shakespeare gave birth to their first child, a daughter by the name of Susanna.
John worked with grain and sometimes was described as a glover maker by trade. He was also one of fourteen officials which formed the town council. William's mother was Mary Arden who married John Shakespeare in 1557. The youngest daughter in her family, she inherited much of her father’s landowning and farming estate when he died. Very little is known about Shakespeare’s education.
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He was the third child from Mary and John; In particular, he had two older sisters and three younger brothers. It is believed that for his early school years, he attended the Stratford Grammar School (Shakespeare's Last Will and Testament) and he also attended King's New School for more practice in reading, writing, and the classics (William Shakespeare.Biography). Being the son of a bailiff and being a mayor-like figure, it had gotten him free tuition for his schooling. At the age of eighteen in 1582, he married Anne Hathaway; In fact, their first child, Susanna, was born six months later. It was not acceptable for women in the 1500's to have premarital sexual intercourse; consequently, referring back to “Shakespeare's Life and Career”, they rushed the marriage to keep Hathaway's good reputation.