William Blake's Life

Timeline created by Cesar Cruz
  • William Blake is Born

    William Blake is Born
    William Blake was born on November 28 1757 in the Soho district in London.
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    William Blake

  • William Blake Doesn't Attend School

    William Blake Doesn't Attend School
    William Blake went to school only long enough to learn how to read and write.
  • Blake Becomes an Aprenticed Engraver

    Blake Becomes an Aprenticed Engraver
    William Blake became an aprenticed engraver to James Basire. William was into the arts at a very early age because of his father who encouraged him.
  • William Goes to College

    William Goes to College
    Blake became a student at The Royal Academy. He went there for six years and did not have to pay but had to provide his own supplies.
  • William Gets Married

    William Gets Married
    William got married at St. Mary's Church in London.
  • Blake Begins To write Poetical Sketches

    Blake Begins To write Poetical Sketches
    When William begins to write his sketches they are romantic. This could be because this was around the time when he met his wife.
  • William's Poem's Get Published

    William's Poem's Get Published
    William's romantic sketches that he had been working on got published.
  • William's Father Dies

    William's Father Dies
    William's father's death was very devistating for him because his father inspired him to be artistic and to do what he did.
  • William Became a Profesional Engraver

    William Became a Profesional Engraver
    At age 21 William Blake became a profesional engraver.
  • William Begins To Write

    William Begins To Write
    Blakke begins to write for a living.
  • William Dies

    William Dies
    Blake died at the age of 69.
  • William's Wife Dies

    William's Wife Dies
    His wife's name was Catherine Blake.