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Born on 1564 in Stratford-on-Avon, he is the son of John Shakespeare, leather
businessman during William's childhood.
When he was young, he attended the grammar school in Stratford where he was
educated in the classics, particularly latin grammar and literature.
In 1582, he married Anne Hathaway and had three children.
In 1594, he became an actor for the Lord Chamberlain's Men. He remained
with the company until 1599, when he founded the Globe theatre.
Throughout these years, he kept writing plays and poetry such as Hamlet
or Romeo and Juliet.
In 1610, he retired in Stratford.