William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, and died on the same day fifty-two years later in 1616. He was an English poet and a scriptwriter, which is basically a playwright. He is recognized to be the greatest writer in the English language. His written work included thirty-eight plays, 157-158 sonnets, which are verses, and many poems. Shakespeare mostly worked on his poems and plays during 1589-1613. At first, his plays were comedies, but as he became more popular he started writing tragedies that turned out to be his strongest element in his writing. His work has been here for more than four centuries and is taught in many schools around the world in English, as well as it has been translated in many languages. .
Shakespeare was the son of John and Mary. He grew up to be the oldest surviving child in his household. He had eight siblings, three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard and Edmund, and two sisters, Anne, who died at age seven, and Joan. Growing up he belonged to a poor household, as his father was only a glove maker. Which is why Shakespeare didn't attend university. When Shakespeare was young, he attended a local grammar school in Stratford. There he learned Greek mythology, roman comedy, ancient history, rhetoric, grammar, Latin and possibly the language Greek. He dropped out of that school at age fifteen and carried on with his personal life after that.
A few years after he dropped out of the school, in late 1582, when he was 18, he married a twenty-six-year-old women named Anne Hathaway. Anne grew up just outside of Stratford, but after marriage she spent her whole life in Stratford. Together, they had three children, two daughters and a son. They're first child was a daughter in 1583, a girl named Susanna who lived a long life and married a rich Stratford doctor, John Hall. Together they had a daughter, Elizabeth, who was also Shakespeare's first grandchild. They then had twins, Judith and Hamnet, in early 1585, which completed their family.