Birth and Life

William Blake

poet, painter

Date of birth 28. 11. 1757
Country of birth England



Date of death 12. 8. 1827
Cemetery Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London, England
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 51.523887, -0.088301

Approximate GPS coordinates of the stone are 51.523694, -0.088367. It is close to the small office in the middle of the cemetery. The exact location of Blake's grave has recently been discovered and is some 20m away from the memorial stone. A new grave stone has just (August 12, 2018) been erected at the exact location.

Summary from Wikipedia

Although Blake was considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, he is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work. His paintings and poetry have been characterised as part of the Romantic movement and as "Pre-Romantic".[8] A committed Christian who was hostile to the Church of England (indeed, to almost all forms of organised religion), Blake was influenced by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American Revolutions.[9] Though later he rejected many of th ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 16. 3. 2017

Images of the grave

Location of the cemetery

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