Where was playwright and poet William Shakespeare born?
The son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. He was most probably educated in Stratford, at the King Edward VI Grammar School. His studies included reading the Roman dramatists, learning Latin and a bit of Greek. Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway when he was 18 and she was 26, eight years his senior. Together, they had two daughters, Susanna and Judith. Although there is disagreement about Shakespeare’s early life, most historians agree that he taught at school before venturing to London to begin an apprenticeship as an actor. Source: Poets.org
Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town in England’s West Midlands, is the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare. Possibly the most famous writer in the English language, Shakespeare is known for his sonnets and plays such as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Hamlet’. The Royal Shakespeare Company performs his plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and adjacent Swan Theatre on the banks of the River Avon.