How many children did William Shakespeare have?


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The English poet and dramatist, William Shakespeare, and his wife, Anne Hathaway Shakespeare, had three children. Their first child, a daughter named Susanna, was born in 1583. The twins, a boy and girl named Hamnet and Judith, were born in 1585.

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Susanna was born on May 26, 1583, only six months after the 18-year-old William Shakespeare and the 26-year-old Anne Hathaway married on Nov. 28, 1582. Shakespeare's only son, Hamnet, died in 1596 at the age of 11. Susanna married John Hall, a physician, in 1607 and had a daughter named Elizabeth. Judith married Thomas Quiney, a tavern owner four years her junior in 1616.

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