William Percival Shakespeare

1889–1965 (Age 75)
West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Percival

When William Percival Shakespeare was born on 4 August 1889, in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas James Shakespeare, was 30 and his mother, Victoria Grainger, was 24. He died on 11 June 1965, at the age of 75.

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Thomas James Shakespeare
Victoria Grainger
Frederick James Shakespeare
Horace John Shakespeare
William Percival Shakespeare
Sydney C. Shakespeare
Gertrude Annie Shakespeare
Bernard Shakespeare
Beatrice Alexander Shakespeare
Marie Corelli Shakespeare

Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas James Shakespeare


  • Female1865–1949Female



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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 15

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 19

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 25

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schak(k)en ‘to brandish’ + speer ‘spear’, nickname for a belligerent person or perhaps a bawdy nickname for an exhibitionist or womanizer.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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