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William Blake


Romantic-period British philosopher, poet, and illustrator. He affected the visible arts from the Passionate Age group. He belonged to a family group of Dissenters, who have been believed to possess went to a Moravian Chapel. The Bible affected a lot of his early existence. He had not been well known during his life time, but after his loss of life, he became thought to be one of the biggest thinkers of this. He wedded Catherine Blake in 1762. He illustrated a 19th-century reprint of Heaven Shed by John Milton.

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Full Name William Blake
Date Of Birth November 28, 1757
Died August 12, 1827, Westminster, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth London, England
Profession Philosopher
Education Royal Academy of Arts
Nationality British
Spouse Catherine Blake
Parents Catherine Wright Armitage Blake, James Blake
Movies Tiger, Chartered Streets
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Subject of Eliott Hayes' play "Blake: Innocence and Experience," in which Blake was portrayed in Canada by Douglas Campbell and in the U.S. by Gary Houston.
2The Doors took their name (at least in part) from this William Blake line -- "When the doors of perception are cleansed, things will appear as they truly are...infinite.".



Super League on Sky Sports2015TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Spud 2: The Madness Continues2013lyrics: "Jerusalem"
La grande bellezza2013writer: "The Lamb"
Doctor Who2013TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Village2013TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Inspector George Gently2011TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Royal Wedding2011TV Movie lyrics: "Jerusalem"
The Pillars of the Earth2010TV Mini-Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Jackboots on Whitehall2010lyrics: "Jerusalem"
Amazing Grace2007/IVideo lyrics: "Jerusalem"
Lilies2007TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Cambridge Spies2003TV Mini-Series lyrics - 2 episodes
William and Mary2003TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
American Gun2002lyrics: "American Gun Main Title", "American Gun End Credits"
The Cockettes2002Documentary writer: "Nurse's Song"
Top of the Pops2000TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Innocence2000lyrics: "Jerusalem" - uncredited
Silent Witness1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
2103: The Deadly Wake1997lyrics: "Jerusalem"
Homicide: Life on the Street1996TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Brassed Off1996lyrics: "Jerusalem" - as Blake
Hotel Sorrento1995lyrics: "Jerusalem"
The Music of Chance1993lyrics: "Jerusalem"
Shirley Valentine1989writer: "Jerusalem"
Screenplay1988TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Incident at Raven's Gate1988lyrics: "Jerusalem"
Chariots of Fire1981lyrics: "Jerusalem" 1916 - uncredited
Jubilee1978writer: "Jerusalem" - as Blake
Renaldo and Clara1978writer: "Nurse's Song"
Mahler1974"Alma's Song"
Women in Love1969lyrics: "Jerusalem"
Monty Python's Flying Circus1969TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Privilege1967lyrics: "Jerusalem" - uncredited
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner1962lyrics: "Jerusalem" - uncredited
Spare the Rod1961lyrics: "Jerusalem" - uncredited



Sick Rose2011Short poem
The River of Life2007Video documentary short book
Tyger2006/IIShort inspiration
Der grosse Schlaf2005poem "Visions of the Daughters of Albion"
The Ecchoing Green2003Short poem
Christmas Glory 20002000TV Special documentary poem "The Lamb"
Fearful Symmetry1998Video documentary poetry The Tyger
Blake Ball1989Short poems
2nd House1974TV Series inspired by poetry of - 1 episode
The Body1971Documentary extracts
Leonora Carrington o el sortilegio ironico1965Documentary short
About Religion1964TV Series poetry and prose - 1 episode
Words for Battle1941Documentary short poem - uncredited



Romantic Versus Classical Art1973TV Mini-SeriesSubject



Omnibus1967TV Series documentaryHimself - Subject

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