The Life of William Shakespeare: Birth, Parents, Wife, Childhood, Education, Occupations and Popularity 1

The Life of William Shakespeare: Birth, Parents, Wife, Childhood, Education, Occupations and Popularity

William Shakespeare was born in the village of Stratford-on-Avon in Warwickshire county probably on April 23, 1564. His father, John Shakespeare, was the son of a farmer who came to Stratford about 1531 and began to thrive as a trader in corn, wheat, leather and agricultural products.