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William Shakespeare was born April 231564 in Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire There really is no record of what day he was born so the same day as his death is used He died April 231623 He married Anne Hathaway and had three children Susanna was Shakespeares eldest child Hemnet and Judith who were twins His only son Hemnet drowned His first Folio was published in 1623 Shakespeare wrote Tragedies Comedies and Histories The doomed star-crossed lovers in Romeo Juliet is an example of his works of Tragedy The Taming of the Shrew is an interesting Comedy about gender roles and King Richard III is one of Shakespeares Historical plays These examples of his works show how the Bards work encompasses everything from human emotion to political and gender issues Aside from the works Shakespeares credited with not much is known about his private life The name of the Stratford grammar school he possibly attended was The Kings New School Although attendance records have been lost Shakespearean scholars theorize that it is almost certain he was educated in Latin and classic works at this school It is known that Shakespeare called his attorney to revise his will on March 25 1616 Shakespeare chose an interesting day to change his will On this day people of that time celebrated New Years Shakespeares private life is in fact a mystery and there are those who question whether the Bard is the actual author of such works The nature of the authorship controversy stems from Charlton Ogborns theory now a movement that the 17th earl of Oxford Edward de vere is the true Author of the plays that Shakespeares credited with Oxfordians believe de Veres the author because he was highly educated a poet and an adventurer They theorize that because he was high-ranking nobility Elizabeth I others conspired to hide his Identity They argue that its impossible that Shakespeare wrote such works because of his background as
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