Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford. At the age of 18, he married Anne hattaway with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men.
He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, where he
died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life
survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters
as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others