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William Shakespeare. By Charli and Anmol. born in Stratford-upon-Avon traditionally born on April 23, 1564 Eldest surviving son First time he saw a play he was 4 years old. Early Life. Son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden Had 7 siblings His dad was a glove maker

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william shakespeare

William Shakespeare

By Charli and Anmol

early life

born in Stratford-upon-Avon

  • traditionally born on April 23, 1564
  • Eldest surviving son
  • First time he saw a play he was 4 years old
Early Life
family

Son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden

  • Had 7 siblings
  • His dad was a glove maker
  • His dadsuffered financial loss when William was 13
Family
occupation

English poet, playwright and actor

  • Often called England's national poet
  • Wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems
  • an average 1.5 plays a year
Occupation
marriage

Married at 18

  • He married Anne Hathaway
  • His wife was 26 at the time (8 years older)
  • Had 3 children
  • first child was born six months after the wedding
Marriage
retirement

Retired from the theatre in 1613

  • Went back to Stratford
  • Shakespeare has no decedents
Retirement
death

Lived to be 52

  • Died on April 23, 1616
  • Died a rich man
  • Buried in the Holy Trinity Church
Death
facts

Second most quoted writer in the English language

  • Hamlet takes four hours to perform
  • Was caught stealing deer and rabbits with friends when he was young
  • Had to pay a big fine
Facts
sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare

  • http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/resources/shakespeare-facts/
  • http://www.google.com/imghp
Sources