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Shakespeare's Will
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On 25th March 1616, just four weeks before his death on 25th April 1616, Shakespeare made his last Will and Testament. There is no evidence to explain the cause of his death, but his act of making a will just before his death suggests that Shakespeare was aware that he probably did not have very long to live.
Below is a copy of the will, only the signature at most is thought to be in Shakespeare's hand writing.

For typed text version see Will and Testament
Ben Jonson'e poem To the Memory of My Beloved
Sir William Davenant's poem In Remembrance of Master William Shakespeare
Baptismal record
Marriage record
Property records
Legal and Tax records
Heraldic records
Stratford-upon-Avon Council records
Theatre and acting records
Letters record
The six signatures of Shakespeare
Other evidence
Record of death
First Folio Introduction
First Folio Dedication
Evidence of Shakespeare's life etc
Shakespeare connections

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