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1596

Hamnet Shakespeare dies

grave stone
Grave stone
August. Shakespeare's son dies, and is buried, while his father is on tour in Kent. The cause of death is unknown, although plague and famine were rife at that time in the Stratford area. Hamnet was 11 years old. There would be no more male children in William and John Shakespeare's line.

Evidence

Hamnet Shakespeare's burial register entryBurial of Hamnet Shakespeare

The death of William's young son

Players

portrait not availableJohn Shakespeare

Locations

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-AvonStratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

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