Blount, Charles, the younger son of Sir Henry Blount, was born at Holloway in 1054. He dabbled in politics, but such fame as he possesses rests on his books attacking revealed religion. Anima Mundi, Life of Apollonius Tyanceus, and Great is Diana of the Ephesians, were the chief of these publications. His pamphlet basing the claim of William III. on right of conquest was burned by the hangman. Wishing to marry his deceased wife's sister, he wrote rather an able letter on that still vexed question, but failing to procure an alteration of the law committed suicide in 1698.