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William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, in 1564 to his parents, John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. It is debated what date Shakespeare was born; some claim it was April 23rd—the day of St. George, the patron saint of England—but it is hard to fully historically determine the date...

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William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, in 1564 to his parents, John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. It is debated what date Shakespeare was born; some claim it was April 23rd—the day of St. George, the patron saint of England—but it is hard to fully historically determine the date since early moderns in England used the Julian calendar (the Gregorian calendar was not used until 1582). Shakespeare was sent to the Stratford free grammar school, King's New School, most likely starting at age seven. In the late 1580s, Shakespeare left Stratford for London to pursue his now famous career in theater.

Currently, Stratford-upon-Avon has various tourist sites dedicated to Shakespeare, including his childhood home and the home of his wife, Anne Hathaway, along with three other family homes. Additionally, a recreation of the Globe Theatre, the Swan Theatre, stands in the town, where you can see performances of Shakespeare's plays.

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William Shakespeare (also known as the "Bard of Avon") was an English poet and playwright. He was born in 1564 although the exact date is not known for sure. It is known that he was baptized on April 26th. He lived in Stratford-upon-Avon and it is believed that he grew up on Henley Street where his father, John Shakespeare, lived. His father was believed to be a town official and a businessman. Most scholars agree that Shakespeare was educated at Kings New School that was in Stratford. Here he would have had an intensive education that included Latin grammar and classics.

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