How old was Lady Capulet when Juliet was born?

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According to calculations, Lady Capulet says, "By my count, I was your mother much upon this years that you are now a maid".  This seems to say that Lady Capulet was thirteen when she had Juliet and since Juliet will be 14 years of age, at the conclusion of the ball, that would make Lady Capulet 27 years old.  It was the custom in the day...

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Lady Capulet was almost 14 when she had Juliet because in the play , she told Juliet that she was the same age as her when she had her . Since we know that Juliet was turning 14 soon , we can infer that Lady Capulet was almost 14 too .

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