William Blake’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

November 28, 1757

Death Date

August 12, 1827

Age of Death

69 years

Cause of Death

Pulmonary Edema

Place of Death

London, United Kingdom



The philosopher William Blake died at the age of 69. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Romantic-period English philosopher, poet, and illustrator. He influenced the visual arts of the Romantic Age.

He belonged to a family of Dissenters, who were believed to have attended a Moravian Church. The Bible influenced much of his early life.

He was not widely known during his lifetime, but after his death, he became regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of the age.



"Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?"

William Blake

"Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white."

William Blake

"As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers."

William Blake

"If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise."

William Blake

"When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it."

William Blake