What language did English emerge from?

Modern English came from Early Modern English (Shakespeare's language); EModE from Middle English (Chaucer's language); ME from Old English (language of the Beowulf poet); OE from Old Low German; OLG from proto-Germanic; p-G from Irano-European; IrE from Indo-European; IE from proto-Indo-European and p-IE (some think) from Nostratic.