April 26, 1564-April 23, 1616
Born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwhickshire, England
William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. It is believe that he attended school at the King's New School in Stratford. He married at the age of 18 to Anne Hathaway. They had 3 children, however one died at the age of 11. Shakespeare died from old age on April, 23 1616, but was outlived by his wife and his 2 daughters.
William Shakespeare wrote many plays, poems, and sonnets. His more famous works include, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. His works are often performed today, and his influence will live on for many generations.
Hark! Hark! The Lark
Hark! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings,
And Phoebus 'gins arise,
His steeds to water at those springs
On chalic'd flowers that lies;
And winking Mary-buds begin
To ope their golden eyes;
With everything that pretty is,
My lady sweet, arise: