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Early Life Of William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare is known for his abilities to write and is still considered to be one of the best British writers to this day. “While William Shakespeare’s reputation is based primarily on his plays, he became famous first as a poet” (Poetry Foundation). Shakespeare's early life is important to his career because it represents how he became a famous poet and playwright. Then when he moved into his mid-years which is where he grows and creates some of his most famous works in his lifetime, but “yet, the personal history of William Shakespeare is somewhat a mystery” (Biography). Then again Shakespeare became most famous after his death because today schools cover his tragedies like Romeo and Juliet, Caesar and Macbeth.
William Shakespeare was baptized on April 23, 1564, there is no record of his birth because back then they weren’t born in hospitals it was at home. “His birthday is traditionally celebrated on April 23. His father, John Shakespeare, was a burgess of the borough, who in 1565 was chosen an alderman and in 1568 bailiff (the position corresponding to a mayor, before the grant of a further charter” (Poetry Foundation). He believed to have two older sisters, Joan and Judith. His father was a successful merchant, who later got a position that today would resemble being a major. William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582. His very first born were twins, Hamnet and Judith. “February 2, 1585, twins were baptized, Hamnet and Judith. (Hamnet,
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