William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-upon-Avon to John and Mary Arden Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare is christened at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.
Shakespeare goes to King's New School, an excellent grammar school in Stratford attended by the sons of civil servants like his father.
William, at 18 years of age, get married to 26-year-old Anne Hathaway
Six months after their marriage, Shakespeare's first child, Susanna, is born and baptized.
Anne Hathaway gives birth to twins, son Hamnet and daughter Judith.
Around this time, Shakespeare writes Henry VI, Part One—his very first play. Also, Shakespeare leaves Stratford to begin work as a play writer and actor in London.
Shakespeare publishes "Venus and Adonis," his first long published poem
Shakespeare publishes "The Rape of Lucrece"
William and Anne bury their only son, Hamnet, who dies at the age of 11 of unknown causes.
Shakespeare begins to build the Globe, a wooden theater in London.
Shakespeare writes the play Hamlet.
Publisher Thomas Thorpe prints a collection of 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets.
Shakespeare moves back to Stratford, where his wife and married daughter are.
Shakespeare composes his final plays: Henry VIII and Two Noble Kinsmen
Shakespeare calls his lawyer to revise his will, making some odd changes that include leaving his "second-best bed" to his wife and £10 to the poor.
Sufferning from an unknown illness, William Shakespeare dies on his 52nd birthday.
Queen Elizabeth rizes to throne in 1558 and remains queen until her death in 1603.
Francis Drake starts voyage to circumnavigate the globe in the name of Queen Elizabeth I.
Francis Drake claims California for England.
Pope Gregory XIII introduces the Gregorian calendar.
Queen Elizabeth I signed death warrant of Mary Queen of Scots.
The English fleet defeats the Spanish Amada.
King James I comes to power after death of Queen Elizabeth I.
Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up the parliament in the Gunpowder Plot.
The Union Jack flag is adopted for the British empire.
King James published his authorized version of the Bible.
The British conquer part of India.
The Dutch revolt against spain.
The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is founded.
Spanish, Venetian and Papal fleets destroy the Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Lepanto.
St. Bartholomew´s Day Massacre in Paris, France kills thousands of people.
Frobisher discovers the Northern Passage.
The Cossacks conquer Siberia.
The English establish a colony at the Roanoke Island, that later mysteriously disappears.
The Italian city of Pompeii is re-discovered after the tragedy that happened hundreds of years before.
Persia conquers Behrain and rules it until 1783.
The Dutch government grants the Dutch East India Company a monopoly to pursue trade in Asia.
The Dutch conquer India.
Haley´s commet appears in the sky.
The first telescope is invented by Galileo.
Henry IV of France, a progressive king who is religiously tolerant, is assassinated by François Ravaillac.
The Inquisition finds Galileo and he is questioned about his studies.