Susanna Shakespeare

Susanna Shakespeare

Name Susanna Shakespeare
Profession Family Member
Date of Birth 1970-01-01
Place of Birth England
Age 66 yrs
Death Date 1649-07-11
Birth Sign Gemini

About Susanna Shakespeare

This first daughter and oldest child of the renowned playwright William Shakespeare grew up in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, with two younger siblings, Hamnet and Judith.

Early Life of Susanna Shakespeare

Her parents, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway, married while they were expecting her birth. She was baptized on May 26, 1583; her exact birth date is unknown.

Trivia

In the second decade of the 1600s, she and her husband were involved in a slander suit against a man named John Lane (who had wrongly accused her of adultery).

Family Life

Her marriage to physician John Hall resulted in a daughter, Elizabeth, who was the final descendant of William Shakespeare.

Associated With

Upon his 1616 death, her famous father, William Shakespeare, left her the majority of his estate.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Name William Shakespeare
Profession Playwright
Date of Birth 1564-04-23
Place of Birth Stratford-upon-Avon,
England
Age 52 yrs
Death Date 1616-04-23
Birth Sign Taurus

About William Shakespeare

Elizabethan era playwright and poet who is regarded as the most influential writer in English literature. The author of 38 plays and 154 sonnets, he is particularly famous for Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Othello (tragedies) and for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Taming of the Shrew (comedies).

Early Life of William Shakespeare

During his youth, he likely attended the King’s New School in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. His London theatrical career began around the year 1592.

Trivia

His influence on the English language far exceeds that of any other literary figure. Some of his original phrases include “dead as a doornail,” “a sorry sight,” “foul play,” “hot-blooded,” and “in a pickle.”

Family Life

He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He married Anne Hathaway when he was eighteen and she was twenty-six. His eldest daughter, Susanna, was born in 1583, and his twins, Judith and Hamnet, were born two years later.

Associated With

Shakespeare’s work profoundly influenced the literary development of numerous other authors, including James Joyce (an early twentieth-century Irish author known for a brilliantly complex novel entitled Ulysses).