Shakespeare Timeline

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Shakespeare is born

April, 1564

He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom.

His marriage

1582

At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway.

The birth of Susanna

1583

Susanna was the eldest of Shakespeare's children, born in 1583.

The birth of Judith and Hamnet

1585

Twins Judith and Hamnet are born, 1585.

Moving to London

1587 - 1592

He settled down in London in 1587 and over the next 5 years he wrote plays such as The Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus and The Taming of the Shrew.

Being recognised

1594 - 1596

Shakespeare was given solid recongition and praise for the plays he wrote during this time period such as Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet.

Hamnet's Death

1596

Hament Shakespeare dies, aged 11.

Artistic Maturity

1597 - 1599

During his Artisitic Maturity phase, he wrote many plays such as Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It and Julius Caesar.

The Globe Theatre

1599

This was the year the first Globe Theatre was built. Shakespeare received %10 of all profits made because his playing company built the Theatre.

His Peak

1601 - 1608

During this time period, Shakespeare wrote 11 plays including Hamlet, Macbeth, Coriolanus and Alls Well That Ends Well.

His Father's Death

1601

Shakespeare father died.

HIs Mother's Death

1608

The death of Shakespeare's mother occurred during this year.

The Second Globe Theatre

1614

The Second Globe Theatre was built, due to the first one being burnt down the year before on the 29th of June, 1613.

Shakespeare dies

April 23, 1616

This happens to be the day that England celebrate St. George Day, the Patron St. of England.