Why is Shakespeare considered to be the greatest writer in English literature?1564: William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-upon-Avon. His notice of baptism is entered in the parish register at Holy Trinity Church on April 26th. While the actual date of his birth is not known, it is traditionally celebrated on April 23rd. 1571: Shakespeare probably enters grammar school, seven years being the usual age for admission. 1575: Queen Elizabeth visits Kenilworth Castle, near Stratford. 1582: Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway of Shottery. 1583: Susanna, the first child of William and Anne Shakespeare, is born. 1585(?) 1585: Twins Hamnet and Judith Shakespeare born. 1589-90: Shakespeare probably writes Henry VI, Part One. 1590-91: Shakespeare probably writes Henry VI, Part Two and Henry VI, Part Three. 1592: Shakespeare was known in London as an actor and playwright by this time as evidenced by his being mentioned in Robert Greene's pamphlet A Groats-worth of Wit. London theaters are closed due to plague. 1592-94: Shakespeare probably writes The Comedy of Errors.
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