11/28/1757 William Blake was born in London. His father was James Blake.
1767 Sent to Henry Par`s drawing school in the Strand.
1772 Became an apprentice of Basire the engraver.
1778 Became a professional engraver.
1778 Met his future wife, Catherine Boucher.
08/18/1782 Married Catherine Boucher, who was the daughter of a Battersea market-gardener, on August 18, 1782.
1783 Published his first volume of poetry, Poetical Sketches
1788 Began to experiment with a method of printing from etched copper plates.
01/01/1788 Published All Religions are One
1788 Published There is No Natural Religion
Approx 1789 Published Songs of Innocence
1789 Published The Book of Thel (1789-1790)
1790 Published The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
1793 Published For Children: The Gates of Paradise
1793 Published Visions of the Daughters of Albion
1793 Published America a Prophecy
1794 Published Songs of Innocence and of Experience
1794 Published Europe: a Prophecy
1794 Published The [First] Book of Urizen
1795 Published The Song of Los
1795 Published The Book of Los
Approx 1795 Published The Book of Ahania
Approx 1804 Published Milton a Poem (c. 1804-18)
Approx 1804 Published Jerusalem (c. 1804-20)
Approx 1820 Published For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise
Approx 1822 Published On Homers Poetry [and] On Virgil
1822 Published The Ghost of Abel
08/27/1827 Passed away on August 12, 1827.
1831 Blakes` wife, Catherine, passed away.