Hamnet Shakespeare

Hamnet Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's Only Son
Born Feb 2, 1585
Died Aug 11, 1596
Nationality English
Other Names Hamnet Shakespeare

Hamnet Shakespeare was the only son of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway, and the fraternal twin of Judith Shakespeare. He died at age 11. There are several theories on the relationship, if any, between Hamnet and his father's later play Hamlet. Other theories postulate connections between Hamnet's death and the writing of King John, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Twelfth Night, among others.… Read More

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Discover the family history of Hamnet Shakespeare.

Hamnet Shakespeare
Hamnet Shakespeare



  • Judith Shakespeare
    Judith Shakespeare
    Sister, deceased
  • Susanna Hall Susanna Hall
    Sister, d.1649


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Hamnet Shakespeare.


1585 Birth Little is known about Hamnet. Hamnet and his twin sister Judith were born in Stratford-upon-Avon and baptised on 2 February 1585 in Holy Trinity Church by Richard Barton of Coventry. … Read More


1596 11 Years Old He was buried in Stratford on 11 August 1596. … Read More
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