information about the life of william shakespeare is often open to doubt.some even doubt whether he wrote all plays ascribed to him.from the best available sources it seems william shakespeare was born in stratford on about april 23rd 1564. His father william was a successful local businessman and his mother mary was the daughter of a landowner. Relatively prosperous it is likely the family paid for williams education although there is no evidence he attended university.
In 1582 william aged only 18 married an older woman named Anne hathaway. soon after they had their first daughter susanna. they had another two children but williams only son hamnet died aged only 11.
After his marriage information about the life of shakespeare is sketchy but it seems he spent most of his time in london writing and performing in his plays.