William Shakespeare Timeline

William Shakespeare Timeline

This infographic offers a timeline of historically documented and dated facts about WiIliam Shakespeare’s life and works. It outlines events from Shakespeare’s birth registration in the Holy Trinity church of Stratford Upon Avon to his marriage to Anne Hathaway in Temple Grafton and to the curse he had written on his gravestone, also in Holy Trinity church: “Blesed be the man that spares thes stones, and cursed be he that moves my bones”.
Because there is so much speculation that is unknown and unconfirmed about events in Shakespeare’s life we can’t 100% guarantee the accuracy of this Shakespeare timeline. Most biographical information about William Shakespeare’s life and death derives from public instead of private documents: vital records, estate and tax records, lawsuits, records of payments, and references to Shakespeare and his works in printed and hand-written texts. However, the timeline gives a good idea of the course of Shakespeare’s life with a combination of historically documented and dated facts about Shakespeare along with generally accepted dates for specific events.
From humble beginnings in Stratford to his marriage to the older Anne Hathaway and popular acclaim for his works, this Shakespeare timeline infographic follows the life of literature's most famous playwright.

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