William Blake was a British poet who grew up and spent most of his life in London. He was born on November 28, 1757.
William Blake was a poet whose works are appreciated more after his death than they were during his life. Many of the poems he wrote are a good length for children and have imagery that they will be able to understand but will still challenge them to think about what he might have been trying to say.
Aside from being a poet, William Blake was also an illustrator and a painter. His watercolors inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy were the last thing he worked on before his death.