William Robert Shakespeare

1916–1995 (Age 78)
Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Robert

When William Robert Shakespeare was born on 4 September 1916, in Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Shakespeare, was 42 and his mother, Lavinia Cope, was 41. He died in 1995, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Shakespeare
1874–
Lavinia Cope
1875–
Hilda Mary Shakespeare
1903–
Harold Shakespeare
1904–
Alfred Samuel Shakespeare
1907–1959
Lillian Shakespeare
1908–
Lavinia Alice Shakespeare
1910–1990
Eva Shakespeare
1914–
William Robert Shakespeare
1916–1995

Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Shakespeare

    Male1874–Male

  • Lavinia Cope

    Female1875–Female

siblings

(7)

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World Events (3)

1918

Age 2

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

Age 5

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.
1924

Age 8

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

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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