Edmund Shakespeare (1580 - c.1607) MP

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Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in London, United Kingdom
Occupation: Actor
Managed by: William Shakespeare
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About Edmund Shakespeare

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Shakespeare

He was the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden and thus the youngest brother of the playwright William Shakespeare. He followed William to London to become an actor. While an actor, he had an affair with an unknown woman, though there is no evidence it was around 1600, and fathered a son, Edward Shakespeare, in one record noted wrongly as Edmund Sharksbye. He died in 1607, at the age of 27, four months after that baby boy, and in the same year Susanna Shakespeare was married, William's daughter, and 20 shillings was paid for his burial (possibly by William) at St Saviour's in Southwark "with a forenoone knell of the great bell".

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Edmund Shakespeare's Timeline

1580
May 3, 1580
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
1607
December 31, 1607
Age 27
London, United Kingdom
December 31, 1607
Age 27
London, Greater London, United Kingdom