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.

marriage William Shakespeare oversnap / Getty Images

More on Facty


This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. The information on this Website is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute advice or our recommendation in any way. We attempt to ensure that the content is current and accurate but we do not guarantee its currency and accuracy. You should carry out your own research and/or seek your own advice before acting or relying on any of the information on this Website.