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2. Marriage to Anne Hathaway

Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway when he was 18. It is not known exactly when and where the marriage took place. It is believed that Anne was related to the Hathaway family that owned a beautiful farmhouse near Stratford, which has now become a popular tourist attraction. Parish records from the Stratford Church show that the marriage produced three children. The oldest, Susanna, was baptized there on May 26, 1583, followed by twins, Hamnet and Judith, on February 2, 1585. Anne outlived Shakespeare by 7 years and died in 1623.

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