Shakespeare Timeline

1559 Elizabeth 1 takes the throne
1563 Church of England established
1564 William Shakespeare born
1582 Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway
1583 Susanna Shakespeare born
1585 Twins Judith and Hamnet Shakespeare born
1587 Beginning of Shakespeares lost years
1590 The Two Gentlemen of Verona
1591 The Taming of The Shrew
1593 Plague in England
1595 Romeo and Juliet
1595 A midsummer nights dream
1596 Hamnet Shakespeare dies
1596 -97 The merchant of Venice
1597-98 The Merry Wives of windsor
1599 Globe Theatre built
1599 Julius Ceasar
1600-01 Hamlet
1601 John Shakespeare dies
1603 Queen Elizabeth dies
1603 plague in england
1603 Chamberlain's Men become King's Men
1603 James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England
1605 -06 Kind Lear
1606 Macbeth
1607 Susanna Shakespeare marries
1608 plague in England
1609 Shakespeare's Sonnets published
1611 The tempest
1613 Old Globe Theatre burns down
1616 Judith Shakespeare marries
1616 William Shakespeare dies


"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."

William Shakespeare


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