There have been no "takers" so far. Nobody has even hazarded a guess as to who this man is/was.
Here's another clue:
He penned the words to one of my favorite hymns:
There is a fountain filled with blood,
Drawn from Immanuel's veins,
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains.
Any guesses? E-mail me at: email@example.com
Here's the earlier posting:
Another quiz! Who is this man (yes, he's a man)? Why is he wearing such a strange hat? E-mail your guesses to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nice Hat ???
O. K. I'll give you one clue! He lived in England! More later if you can't get the answer.