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William Blake

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Birthday
28, 1757
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Aug 12, 1827 (69)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
28, 1757
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Aug 12, 1827 (69)

About

Romantic-period English philosopher, poet, and illustrator. He influenced the visual arts of the Romantic Age.

Before Fame

He belonged to a family of Dissenters, who were believed to have attended a Moravian Church. The Bible influenced much of his early life.

Trivia

He was not widely known during his lifetime, but after his death, he became regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of the age.

Family Life

He married Catherine Blake in 1762.

Associated With

He illustrated a 19th-century reprint of Paradise Lost by John Milton.