William Blake

1757 - 1827

William Blake

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. What he called his prophetic works were said by 20th-century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Blake has received more than 5,166,838 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 133rd most popular writer.

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Among writers, William Blake ranks 132 out of 4,883Before him are Ivo Andrić, Murasaki Shikibu, August Strindberg, Jean de La Fontaine, Octave Mirbeau, and Cyrano de Bergerac. After him are Nicolas Flamel, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Catullus, Emily Brontë, Ismail I, and H. P. Lovecraft.

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Among people born in 1757, William Blake ranks 2Before him is Charles X of France. After him are Antonio Canova, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Jacques Hébert, Pierre Augereau, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Rigas Feraios, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, George Vancouver, and Ignaz Pleyel. Among people deceased in 1827, William Blake ranks 5Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Alessandro Volta, Pierre-Simon Laplace, and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. After him are Augustin-Jean Fresnel, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Wilhelm Hauff, Ugo Foscolo, Maria Theresa of Austria, Wilhelm Müller, and Samuel Crompton.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Blake ranks 84 out of 5,347Before him are Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Herbert Spencer (1820), George VI (1895), David Bowie (1947), and Jeremy Bentham (1748). After him are Lady Godiva (990), David Livingstone (1813), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Edward III of England (1312), Emily Brontë (1818), and Blackbeard (1680).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Blake ranks 13Before him are Lord Byron (1788), Lewis Carroll (1832), Virginia Woolf (1882), Walter Scott (1771), Mary Shelley (1797), and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850). After him are Emily Brontë (1818), H. G. Wells (1866), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Aldous Huxley (1894), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), and John Milton (1608).