Born in Stratford-upon-Avon 1564, April 23, William Shakespeare was to become the most famous playwright in the entire world. William's family was his mother, Mary Aden, his father, John Shakespeare, and his seven siblings. William, 18, married Anne Hathaway, 26, in 1582. They had three children, Judith, Hamnet and Susanna. Hamnet died at age 11. Susanna had one child, Elizabeth, who had no children. And Judith had three boys, but they died before she did, so there are no living descendants of Shakespeare today. Shakespeare wrote 38 plays and over 150 sonnets. In Shakspeares last eight years he wrote only three plays, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and The Winter’s Tale . Shakespeare died on his birthday in 1616.