The Reader’s Notebook: Shakespeare's baptism

Apr 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 -- On April 26, 1564, in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, William, son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, was baptized. His actual birth date isn't known for sure, but it is usually assumed that he was born on the 23 of April, and that is the date that is traditionally celebrated.