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.