Hamnet Shakespeare
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Hamnet Shakespeare

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Born Feb 2, 1585
Died Aug 11, 1596

Hamnet Shakespeare was the only son of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway, and the fraternal twin of Judith Shakespeare. He died at age 11 of unknown causes. 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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Hamnet Shakespeare
Hamnet Shakespeare
d.1596

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siblings

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

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CHILDHOOD

1585 Birth Little is known about the short life of this child, who might have carried on the Shakespeare family name had he survived to adulthood. 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

TEENAGE

1596 11 Years Old He was buried in Stratford on 11 August 1596 and some sources state that he had died two days earlier, on 9 August. … Read More
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