Romantic-period English philosopher, poet, and illustrator. He influenced the visual arts of the Romantic Age.
He was not widely known during his lifetime, but after his death, he became regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of the age.
He illustrated a 19th-century reprint of Paradise Lost by John Milton.
He belonged to a family of Dissenters, who were believed to have attended a Moravian Church. The Bible influenced much of his early life.
He married Catherine Blake in 1762.
- The meaning of the name Blake: Pale Blond One Or Dark