Nobody knows Shakespeare's true birthday. The closest we can come is the date of his baptism on April the 26 th, 1564. By tradition and guesswork, William is assumed to have been born three days earlier on April the 23 rd, a date now commonly used to celebrate the famous Bard's birthday. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination'. There are only two authentic portraits of William today; the widely used engraving of William Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout first published on the title page of the 1623 First Folio and the monument of the great playwright in Stratford's Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.

William married a woman nearly twice his age. Anne Hathaway was 26 years old when William married her at age 18. They married at Temple Grafton, a village approximately five miles (8 km) from Stratford. Anne Hathaway was said to be from Shottery. Shakespeare and wife had eight children, including daughter Susanna, twins Hamnet, Judith, and Edmund. Susanna received most of the Bard's fortune when he died in 1616, age 52.

Hamnet died at age 11, Judith at 77. Susanna dies in 1649, age 66. web knows Shakespeare's true birthday. The closest we can come is the date of his baptism on April the 26 th, 1564. By tradition and guesswork, William is assumed to have been born three days earlier on April the 23 rd, a date now commonly used to celebrate the famous Bard's birthday. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination'.

There are only two authentic portraits of William today; the widely used engraving of William Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout first published on the title page of the 1623 First Folio and the monument of the great playwright in Stratford's Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. William married a woman nearly twice his age. Anne Hathaway was 26 years old when William married her at age 18. They married at Temple Grafton, a village approximately five miles (8 km) from Stratford. Anne Hathaway was said to be from Shottery. Shakespeare and wife had eight children, including daughter Susanna, twins Hamnet, Judith, and Edmund.

Susanna received most of the Bard's fortune when he died in 1616, age 52. Hamnet died at age 11, Judith at 77. Susanna dies in 1649, age 66. web.