The Life and Death of William Shakespeare

Timeline created by jasonpoole1
  • Apr 26, 1564

    Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    The specific date of William Shakespeare's birth is unknown but he is conformed to be babtised on this date in Stratford-on-Avon, England.
  • Marriage to Anne Hathaway, not the Actress.

    Marriage to Anne Hathaway, not the Actress.
    It is said that William's marriage to Anne, who was 8 years his elder, was quite rush because they may have been expecting a child.
  • Birthday of First Daughter.

    Birthday of First Daughter.
    The daughter which may have cause William and Anne's shot-gun marriage was named Susanna.
  • Period: to

    The Lifespan of Hamnet

    Go ahead and let the name confuse you, it sounds awfully like 'Hamlet', the Prince of Denmark, and it just so happens that Shakespeare wrote his epic tragedy just after the death of his only son.
  • The Ink Hits the Stage

    The Ink Hits the Stage
    It is said that sometime in the year 1592 Shakespeare's earlist writings made it on one of London's many stages.
  • The Erection of the Globe Theatre

    The Erection of the Globe Theatre
    By this date a partnership of stage members yearning for their own theatre built, on the south bank of the Thames where the lower classes conversed for centuries, the Globe Theatre which has been re-created a few kilometres down from the original site.
  • The death of Queen Elizabeth

    The death of Queen Elizabeth
    In 1603 Queen Elizabeth died and James VI of Scotland became James I of England. The Jacobean age was initiated. And Shakespeare would benefit greatly!
  • In Good Company!

    In Good Company!
    As King James took over England the theatrical company Shakespeare was a part of became the King's Men, receiving royal patronage. And no company performed more at court over these years. From November 1, 1604 to October 31, 1605, the King's Men performed 11 performances before the King. (Seven of the performances were plays by Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, Love's Labour's Lost, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, Measure for Measure, and The Merchant of Venice-
  • Date of Death

    Date of Death
    At only 52 years old William, his cause of death is unklnown. It is speculated that old age or TB were possible reasons.