What Are the Seven Ages of Man by William Shakespeare?

The seven ages of man according to William Shakespeare are the parts of a man's life as he grows older. The seven parts are infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, judge, old man and corpse.

The seven ages of man are mentioned in a monologue from "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare was a poet and playwright who was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. He was an actor in the theater before he began writing plays. He is considered to be one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Some of his most famous plays includes "Romeo and Juliet" and "Hamlet". He built his own theater called the Globe on the River Thames.