Baptism records again reveal that twins Hamnet and Judith were born in February 1592. Hamnet, William's only son died in 1596, just eleven years old. William's family was unusually small in a time when families had many children to ensure parents were cared for in later years. William is believed to have left his family for some twenty years while he pursued his passion in London.
Shakespeare's life can be separated into his young years, marriage, play years, and late years. First of all, Shakespeare was born on April 23rd, 1564. No one knows Shakespeare's exact date of birth, but the 23rd has been designated as his birth date (Frye 7). His baptismal records state ""Guliemus filius Johannes Shakspere"; meaning "William son of John Shakespeare (Shakspere)." He was the third of eight children.
We know this from the earliest record we have of his life; his baptism which happened on Wednesday, April the 26th, 1564. We don't actually know his birthday but from this record we assume he was born in 1564. Similarly by knowing the famous Bard's baptism date, we can guess that he was born three days earlier on St. George's day, though we have no conclusive proof of this. William was the third child of John and Mary Shakespeare. The first two were daughters and William was himself followed by Gilbert who died in 1612 and Richard who died in 1613.
Group 1’s Study Guide to Shakespeare’s life Presented by: Bryce Diaz, Cameron Sistare, Michelle Gerardo, Stella Filipov, Richa Sharma, and Zach Abueg A. The Basic Background on Shakespeare The real birthday of Shakespeare is unknown, but it is said his birthday was on April 23rd, 1564, in his father’s home in Henley Street in Stratford. He was born to apprentice glove maker, John Shakespeare and land heiress, Mary Arden. He was an apprentice to a butcher. He was a Protestant under Queen Elizabeth I's rule.
Their first child was, a daughter who was named Susanna, born on May 26, 1583. They had twins, Hamnet and Judith, two years later on February 2, 1585. "After the birth of the twins, there are seven years of William Shakespeare's life where no record exist" (William Shakespeare Biography). A tragedy stuck this family when Hamnet died at the age of eleven due to an unknown cause. " In 1597 he was able to purchase a large house, New Place, in his native town" (Encyclopedia International).
At the age of eighteen, Shakespeare had married twenty- six year old Anne Hathaway. They had three children: Susanna who was born in 1583 and twins Judith and Hamnet in 1585. Hamnet however had died at a very tender age. Shakespeare’s first two poems were Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. In 1594 he joined the Lord of Chamberlain’s company of actors.
He did not attend any other schools after this. In 1582, William Shakespeare, at age eighteen, married Anne Hathaway, who was twenty-six. Six months later, the couple had their first child, Susanna Shakespeare. After two years, in 1885, Anne gave birth to a set of fraternal twins, Hamnet and Judith Shakespeare. Hamnet, the only son of Shakespeare, died when he was only eleven years old, but Anne and Judith were able to survive past their childhood.
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Although no birth records exist we can assume that he was born April 23, 1564 based on his church records from when he was baptized. William’s father, John Shakespeare, was a leather merchant while, William’s mother; Mary Arden was a local landed heiress. He was the 3rd child and he had two older sisters, Joan and Judith, and three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard, and Edmund. His father became a successful merchant but records show that his fortune started to decline around the late 70s.
William Shakespeare was a poet, playwright, actor and writer and the ‘Bard of Avon’ had a ubiquitous influence on literature - and modern life. Shakespeare was born to John and Mary in Stratford-upon-Avon in May of 1564. He was the third born child of eight, but his two older sisters had died before his birth. There is little certainty regarding aspects of his life because of the lack of documentation. One example of this is whether he was educated, his works indicate that he probably was and it is speculated that he attended King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford.
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.