William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Timeline

23 Apr 1564
Birth of William Shakespeare
26 Apr 1564
Baptism of William Shakespeare
1568
William Shakespeare's father, John Shakespeare, becomes bailiff (a role corresponding to mayor) of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Nov 1582
William Shakespeare Marries Anne Hathaway
1588
Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare
1589
Henry VI: Part I by William Shakespeare
1589
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
1590
Henry VI: Part II by William Shakespeare
1590
Henry VI: Part III by William Shakespeare
1590
Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare
1590
Composition of Edward III by William Shakespeare.
c. 1592
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
1592
Richard III by William Shakespeare
1594
William Shakespeare is prominent member of the Lord Chamberlain's Men
1594
Composition of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
1595
Composition of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.
1596
Composition of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.
1596
Henry VI: Part III by William Shakespeare
1596
A coat of arms is granted to John Shakespeare, initiated and paid for by his son William Shakespeare.
1597
Henry VI: Part III by William Shakespeare
1597
Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
1597
William Shakespeare buys New Place, a large house in Stratford-upon-Avon.
1598
*Much Ado About Nothing/em> by William Shakespeare
1598
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
1599
Henry V by William Shakespeare
1599
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
1599
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
1600
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
1601
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare
1601
Composition of All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare.
1603
Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
1603
Composition of Othello by William Shakespeare.
1605
Composition of King Lear by William Shakespeare.
1605
Composition of Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare.
1606
William Shakespeare writes Pericles
1606
William Shakespeare writes Antony and Cleopatra
1606
William Shakespeare writes Macbeth
1608
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare
1608
William Shakespeare writes Cymbeline
1609
William Shakespeare writes The Winter's Tale
1611
Composition of The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
1612
William Shakespeare and John Fletcher write The Two Noble Kinsmen
1613
Henry VIII by William Shakespeare
23 Apr 1616
Death of William Shakespeare