Where Was Shakespeare Born?

Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. We know where Shakespeare was born because the baptismal register of the Holy Trinity parish church, in Stratford-upon-Avon, shows the following entry for 26th April 1564: “Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakespeare” (William, son of John Shakespeare).

Here is a picture showing a layout of how Stratford-upon-avon would have looked at the time Shakespeare was born:


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