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Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare)

Anne Hathaway was the wife of William Shakespeare. She was born in either 1555 or 1556 and died in 1623. She and William married in November 1582 while Anne was pregnant with their first child. Anne was mentioned by Shakespeare in many of his sonnets. For example, the words "Hate Away" in Sonnet 145 are believed to be a reference to Anne's maiden name, Hathaway. Anne and William were buried next to each other in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

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How many children did William Shakespeare have with Anne Hathaway?

Shakespeare had three children. Susannah was born in May 1583, six months after William married Anne (so Anne was pregnant at the time of the wedding).

Two years later (1585) the twins Judith and Hamnet (girl and boy) arrived.

Hamnet died in in early August 1596 (cause unknown; there was no known plague outbreak in Stratford at the time). The two girls survived to adulthood, and married.

What was William Shakespeare's wife's name?

Her name was Anne Hathaway. She was eight years older than Shakespeare. After she married him in 1582, she called herself Anne Shakespeare.

What was the wedding date of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway?

Sometime in November, 1582. The exact date is not known, but their marriage certificate was issued on November 27th of that year.

When were William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway married?

Shortly after November 27, 1582 when the licence issued.

There is no record of the actual date of the wedding, but their marriage licence was issued on 27th November 1582, when he was 18 years old and she was 26. Their first child, Susanna was born six months later.

When did Shakespeare meet Ann Hathaway?

We don't know exactly, but sometime before the end of August 1582 when Susanna was conceived.

What did Shakespeare leave Anne Hathaway in his will?

Shakespeare's bequest William Shakespeare famously bequeathed his "second best bed" to his wife, Anne Hathaway. Students of the Bard have argued about whether this was an insult or a compliment. The "second best bed" might have been their marital bed - the best bed being reserved for house guests - and would be a strange token of his love.

Where did William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway live?

Actually "Anne Hathaway's Cottage" stopped being her place of residence after she married Shakespeare. It was her family home where she grew up. After they married, they probably found a small and cheap place to live, according to Germaine Greer in her biography of Anne, Shakespeare's Wife. Greer thinks it is unlikely that they lived with Will's parents as has often been suggested.

How old was William Shakespeare when he married Anne Hathaway?

He was 18 years old. Anne was 26. Meaning there was a difference of 8 years between Shakespeare and Anne.

Where did Shakespeare travel?

mostly between the town where he was born, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire and London. He was born in Stratford and raised his family there. Even as he became an acting and playwriting phenomenon, his wife Anne Hathaway and their children remained in Stratford.

How did William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway meet?

The hamlet of Shottery was only a mile from the town of Stratford where William Shakespeare lived with his family. Anne Hathaway would have often visited the town and would have therefore had the opportunity to meet William Shakespeare. At this time Anne would have been 26 and William 18. A considerable age difference,

We don't know exactly. It wasn't a large community and she didn't live that far away from Stratford. There were, no doubt, many occasions on which young people could meet.

Did William Shakespeare marry Anne Hathaway at the age of 30 in London?

Anne Hathaway (b. 1555 - d. 06 Aug 1623 age 67) was the wife of the English poet, playwright and actor, William Shakespeare. They were married on 28 Nov 1582 when he was 18 and she was 26. Six months later daughter, Susanna Hall, was born followed two years later by the twins, Hamnet Shakespeare and Judith Quiney.

Did shakespeare marry Anne Hathaway at st martins church worcester?

No. William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married at Temple Grafton, a small village five miles (8 km) from Stratford-upon-Avon. However, their marriage was a hasty affair as Ann Hathaway, 8 years older than Shakespeare was pregnant and therefore it was a scandal in the making. In the laws of the time an announcement had to be made on 3 consecutive Sundays prior to the wedding day announcing the intention of marriage (Crying The Bands). However, because there was a quick wedding needed. A sworn statement confirming that there were no pre-contracts and the marriage would be lawful was presented to the Bishop of Worcester! The Bishop of Worcester then issued a Marriage Bond, confirming that the marriage would be lawful. The Marriage Bond was presented at the local church. This meant that only one reading of the Banns was required! This of course means that a record of this statement issued was made in Worcester.

Who was Anne Hathaway?

Anne Hathaway is a famous actress and has starred in many movies. Anne Hathaway also was the name of William Shakespeare's wife.

Why did Shakespeare use mask in his plays?

Shakespeare used masks in his plays to give the characters mystery, or decite. Also to make the characters easier to follow, like which in Midsummer Nights Dream, he used masks to show who was the animals.

How old was Anne Hathaway when she died?

Anne Hathaway, who was Shakespeareâ??s wife, may have been 67 or 68 when she died. Her exact birthday is unknown.

When did Anne Hathaway die?

Anne Hathaway, William Shakespeare's wife, died 6 August 1623, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.

How old was Anne Hathaway when she got married?

William Shakespeare Was 18 And Anne Hathaway Was 8 Years Older So She Was 26

How many times did William Shakespeare marry?

Once, to Anne Hathaway. They were married for 34 years, until Shakespeare's death.