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Hamnet Shakespeare

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Place of Burial: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of WIlliam Shakespeare and Anne Shakespeare
Brother of Susanna Hall and Judith Quiney

Managed by: Betty Mac Lain
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Immediate Family

About Hamnet Shakespeare

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S SON, HAMNET

Little is known about the life of William Shakespeare's son Hamnet. He was raised in his grandfather's house predominantly by his mother Anne as his father's work in the theatre was based in London. There are no records that show that Hamnet Shakespeare ever attended a school although it was customary for a boy from Hamnet's background to have had an education. Neither of Hamnet's sisters had an education and neither of them were able to read or write. There were constant outbreaks of the  Bubonic Plague, otherwise known as the Black Death or the Black Plague, during Elizabethan times and in 1596 Hamnet contracted the deadly disease and died at the age of eleven. Shakespeare's son Hamnet was buried in Stratford on August 11, 1596. (1)

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  1. http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-children-and-grandchildren.htm
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Hamnet Shakespeare's Timeline

1585
February 2, 1585
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
February 2, 1585
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Hamnet and Judith, William and Anne Shakespeare’s second and third children, were baptized on the same day, February 2, 1585, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. Similar to the other Shakespeare family parish register entries, an “X” was added by a later hand to highlight its significance. However, it is no longer visible due to rebinding. The entry does not actually describe Hamnet and Judith as twins but the twenty-month interval between their elder sibling’s baptism and their own must surely indicate that they were.

http://www.shakespearedocumented.org/exhibition/document/parish-reg...

1596
August 11, 1596
Age 11
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
August 11, 1596
Age 11
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Hamnet, William and Anne Shakespeare’s only son, was buried on August 11, 1596, according to the Holy Trinity Church parish register. Next to the entry, an “X” added by a later hand highlights its significance. He was eleven years old. His cause of death is unknown.

http://www.shakespearedocumented.org/exhibition/document/parish-reg...

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