Though William Shakespeare is reckoned as being the world greatest playwright, we know very little about him. The barely fact we got of him is from church records, land titles, will and criticism from Williams rivals. The cause of such little knowledge is many. Firstly he lived for a long time ago, papers rotten and facts disappear. Secondly he wasn’t that famous at his time as he is now. His work consists of quite a few plays, mainly tragedies and comedies, but also 150 sonnets. The sonnets are special poems, poems about strong love.
Shakespeare was baptized, as we know for sure, in April 26 1564 in Stratford Upon Avon, England. And it’s assumed that he was born three days before, on April 23. William was the third child of John and Mary Shakespeare. He had two older sisters and three younger brothers. John Shakespeare was from a not as wealthy family like his wife, but became a prominent man of the town. He was the town official of Stratford and a local businessman, working with leatherwork. As well as dealing with grain. Mary Shakespeare was, as said, from a wealthy family and had inherited land from her father, even she was the youngest daughter.