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1564<br />1564- William Shakespeare is born in Stratford upon Avon, to John and Mary Shakespeare.<br />
1571 - 1585<br />1571: Shakespeare begins his formal education at the age of 7, at the local grammar school.<br />1582: Shakespeare, now age 18, marries Anne Hathaway, at the time she was 26.<br />1583: William and Anne welcome their first child, Susanna.<br />1585: William and Anne welcome their twins, Judith and Hamnet.<br />
1585 - 1593<br />1585 - 1592: It is believed that Shakespeare left his family to join a company of actors.<br />1589 – 1590: Shakespeare wrote Henry VI, Part One during this time.<br />1590 – 1591: Shakespeare wrote Henry VI, Part Two and Henry VI, Part III during these two years.<br /> 1592 – 1593: Shakespeare wrote the poem Venus and Adonis during this time.<br />
1594 - 1595<br />1594: The Comedy of Errors, The Rape of Lucrece, Titus Andronicus, and The Taming of the Shrew are all written during this year.<br />1595: During this year it is believed that Shakespeare wrote King John, Love Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet.<br />
1596 - 1598<br />1596: William writes The Merry Wives of Windsor.<br />1597: He writes The Merchant of Venice and Henry IV, Part One during this year.<br />1598: Shakespeare writes Henry IV, Part Two and becomes an established actor with his performance in Ben Johnson’s Every Man in his Humor.<br />
1599 – 1602<br />1599: In this year William writes Much Ado About Nothing and Julius Caesar is performed at the Globe Theatre for the first time.<br />1600: Shakespeare writes Hamlet.<br />1601: Shakespeare writes the narrative play The Phoenix and the Turtle.<br />1602: He composes Troilus and Cressida.<br />
1603 - 1611<br />1604: Shakespeare writes Measure for Measure during this year.<br />1606: Antony and Cleopatra is written.<br />1607 – 1608: Timon Of Athens, Pericles, and Coriolanus are composed.<br />1609 – 1610: William writes Cymbeline during this time.<br />1611: Shakespeare writes The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest.<br />
1612 - 1616<br />1613: The Globe Theatre burns down.<br />1614: The Globe Theatre reopens.<br />1616: William Shakespeare passes away, his burial is recorded in the Stratford holy Church.<br />