2 15641564- William Shakespeare is born in Stratford upon Avon, to John and Mary Shakespeare.
3 1571: Shakespeare begins his formal education at the age of 7, at the local grammar school.1582: Shakespeare, now age 18, marries Anne Hathaway, at the time she was 26.1583: William and Anne welcome their first child, Susanna.1585: William and Anne welcome their twins, Judith and Hamnet.
4 : It is believed that Shakespeare left his family to join a company of actors.1589 – 1590: Shakespeare wrote Henry VI, Part One during this time.1590 – 1591: Shakespeare wrote Henry VI, Part Two and Henry VI, Part III during these two years.1592 – 1593: Shakespeare wrote the poem Venus and Adonis during this time.
5 1594: The Comedy of Errors, The Rape of Lucrece, Titus Andronicus, and The Taming of the Shrew are all written during this year.1595: During this year it is believed that Shakespeare wrote King John, Love Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet.
6 1596 - 1598 1596: William writes The Merry Wives of Windsor. 1597: He writes The Merchant of Venice and Henry IV, Part One during this year.1598: Shakespeare writes Henry IV, Part Two and becomes an established actor with his performance in Ben Johnson’s Every Man in his Humor.
7 1599 – 16021599: In this year William writes Much Ado About Nothing and Julius Caesar is performed at the Globe Theatre for the first time.1600: Shakespeare writes Hamlet.1601: Shakespeare writes the narrative play The Phoenix and the Turtle.1602: He composes Troilus and Cressida.
9 1604: Shakespeare writes Measure for Measure during this year.1606: Antony and Cleopatra is written.1607 – 1608: Timon Of Athens, Pericles, and Coriolanus are composed.1609 – 1610: William writes Cymbeline during this time.1611: Shakespeare writes The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest.
10 1612 - 1616 1613: The Globe Theatre burns down. 1614: The Globe Theatre reopens.1616: William Shakespeare passes away, his burial is recorded in the Stratford holy Church.