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William Shakespeare lived was an English playwright actor and poet that was often called England’s national poet

William Shakespeare lived was an English playwright actor and poet that was often called England’s national poet. William was the third child of John Shakespeare a leather merchant and Mary Arden was a local landed heiress. William had two older sisters Anne that was born on Sep 28,1571 and Judith that was born on April 15, 1569. Before Shakespeare birth his father became a successful merchant and a position as alderman and bailiff, an office resembling a mayor. Shakespeare most likely went to the King’s New School in Stratford that taught reading, writing. He was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players from roughly 1594 till the rest of his life. William Shakespeare married Anne Hathway on November 28, 1582 in Worcester, in Canterbury Province. There are seven years of William Shakespeare’s life where no records of him after the birth of his twins in 1585. People call this time the ‘lost years’ and nobody doesn’t know what he did in the seven years period. 1592 there is evidence William Shakespeare earned a living as an actor and a playwriter in London and most likely had several plays produced. Early in his career Shakespeare attracted the attention of Henry Wriothesley and he was the Earl of Southampton to whoShakespeare dedicated his first and second published poems “Venus and Adonis” I 195 and “The Rape of Lucrece” in 1954.