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Biography of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare was born in 1564, supposedly on 22 or 23 April, in
Stratford-upon-Avon. His father, John, who was a prosperous glover there,
preparing and selling soft leather, became alderman and later high bailiff.
Shakespeare was educated at Stratford Grammar School. When he was eighteen, he
married Anne Hathaway - eight years older than he and already, she was pregnant.
Six months later their daughter Susanna was born. They had twins, a boy Hamnet
and a girl named Judith, two years later.
There are no records of Shakespeare's life during the seven years that