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The Timeline of William Shakspeare from Stratford Upon Avon

This timeline has been compiled from the Wikipedia entry for the bard... Edward De Vere Timeline at the De Vere Society.

  • William Shakspeare's Birthday
  • Shakspeare’s baptism is recorded in the Parish Register at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday 26 April 1564.
  • Diocese of Worcester issued a marriage licence on 27th November
  • His first daughter, Susanna, baptised 26th May 1583
  • His twins, son Hamnet and daughter Judith, baptised 2nd February 1585
  • Arthur Golding praises the ‘pregnancy of wit and ripeness of understanding’ of his prodigious young nephew Edward de Vere in his dedication to Trogus Pompeius.
  • Hamnet died of unknown causes at the age of 11 and was buried 11th August 1596.
  • His name appears on a "complaints bill" of a law case before the Queen's Bench court at Westminster on 9th October 1589