William Blake

Poet/Artist William Blake Full Name: William Blake
Nationality: English

Profession: Poet/Artist
Why Famous: Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, but now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. Held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work.

Born: November 28, 1757
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

Died: August 12, 1827 (aged 69)

Married Life

  • 1782-08-18 Romantic Age poet and artist William Blake (24) marries Catherine Boucher, 5 years his junior, in St. Mary's Church, Battersea, London.

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