William Shakespeare biography
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and mother Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon . There is no record of his birth, but his baptism was recorded by the church, thus his birthday is assumed to be the 23 of April. His father was a prominent and prosperous alderman in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon , and was later granted a coat of arms by the College of Heralds . All that is known of Shakespeare's youth is that he presumably attended the Stratford Grammar School , and did not proceed to Oxford or Cambridge . The next record we have of him is his marriage to Anne Hathaway in 1582. The next year she bore a daughter for him, Susanna, followed by the twins Judith and Hamnet two years later.