Alexander Hamilton’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

January 11, 1755

Death Date

Jul 12, 1804

Age of Death

49 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Greenwich Village, New York, United States



The politician Alexander Hamilton died at the age of 49. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

First Secretary of the Treasury and aide to George Washington who was famously killed in a duel to the death by Vice President Aaron Burr. He was an active participant in the Philadelphia Convention, which produced the U.S. Constitution, and he wrote 51 of the 85 installments of the Federalist Papers, which supported the Constitution.

He was effectively orphaned after his father left the family and his mother died of fever.

He resigned from being the Secretary of the Treasury after an extra-marital affair from his past became public.  The award winning Broadway musical about his life began in 2015.

He married Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton in December 1780. He had eight children.

He was appointed by John Adams as Senior Officer of the Army.

How did Alexander Hamilton die?

Vice President Burr ran for governor of New York State in 1804, and Hamilton campaigned against him as unworthy. Taking offense, Burr challenged him to a duel on July 11, 1804, in which Burr shot and mortally wounded Hamilton, who died the following day.



Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.

Alexander Hamilton

It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.

Alexander Hamilton

Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.

Alexander Hamilton

When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.

Alexander Hamilton

Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will.

Alexander Hamilton