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 William Blake

William Blake

Soho, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 12 Aug 1827 (aged 69)
Charing Cross, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Cenotaph London, City of London, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 4565 · View Source
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Poet, Artist and Engraver. Although he lived a life of near abject poverty, died in relative obscurity and was considered if not mad, then certainly eccentric be his contemporaries, history would prove him to be an immensely influential poet, artist and visionary. Blake was a study in contradictions and paradoxes: married but supported free love, devoutly religious while bordering on charges of heresy, supported revolutionaries, while sickened by actual violence. His most famous works were "Songs of Innocence" 1789, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" 1793 and "Songs of Experience" 1794, the last of which including his most famous poem "The Tyger." He went on to inspire writers, artists, free thinkers and musicians alike, right up to the present day, where he remains an epic figure in English literature and art.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Blake (28 Nov 1757–12 Aug 1827), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4565, citing Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .