John Shakespeare

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Coat of Arms of The Shakespeare Family

Sir John Shakespeare II (c. 1530-September 1601) was an English nobleman, politician, and peer. He was Sir William Shakespeare's father and husband of Mary Arden.

Statue of Sir John Shakespeare II

Sir John Shakespeare II was the son of English nobleman Sir Richard Shakespeare I (1490-1561) and Abigail Webb (1493-1565), John II was named after his paternal grandfather the English politician Sir John Shakespeare I (1460-1521), John II great-grandfather was the English politician Sir Thomas Shakespeare (1430-1511).