What events happened in William shakespeares life?

  • April, 1564: Shakespeare is born
  • November, 1582: Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway
  • May, 1583: Shakespeare's daughter Susanna is born
  • 1585: Shakespeare's twins Judith and Hamnet are born.
  • 1588: The Spanish Armada attacks England
  • 1585-1590: Shakespeare drops out of circulation, and reappears as an actor.
  • 1592: Shakespeare referred to as a playwright for the first time in Greene's Groatsworth of Wit
  • 1593: Shakespeare publishes the successful soft-porn poem Venus and Adonis
  • 1594: Shakespeare is made a partner in a new Acting Company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men
  • 1594: Titus Andronicus is the first Shakespearean play to be printed
  • 1596: Hamnet Shakespeare dies.
  • 1596-1600: Shakespeare writes his happiest and funniest plays
  • 1599: Shakespeare helps fund the construction of the Globe Theatre
  • 1600: Shakespeare's father John dies. Shakespeare starts writing the great tragedies and dark comedies
  • 1601: The Earl of Essex stages an unsuccessful rebellion against Elizabeth I. The Chamberlain's Men are involved but are not punished.
  • 1603: Queen Elizabeth I dies; James I succeeds. The Lord Chamberlain's Men become the King's Men.
  • November 5, 1605: The Gunpowder Plot. Guy Fawkes arrested.
  • 1608: Shakespeare helps fund the purchase of the Blackfriars Theatre.
  • 1609: Shakespeare's Sonnets are published
  • 1611: Shakespeare starts a writing partnership with John Fletcher.
  • June 29, 1613: The First Globe Theatre is burned to the ground
  • 1613: Shakespeare retires to Stratford
  • April 23, 1616: Shakespeare dies.