Barbara McClintock’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 16, 1902

Death Date

September 2, 1992

Age of Death

90 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes



The geneticist Barbara McClintock died at the age of 90. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her study in genetic elements and genetic regulation. She was the first woman to win that prize unshared and she was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1944.

She has three siblings.



“I know my corn plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them.” (Barbara McClintock)


“I never thought of stopping, and I just hated sleeping. I can’t imagine having a better life.” (Barbara McClintock)


“It might seem unfair to reward a person for having so much pleasure over the years, asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and then watching its responses.” (Barbara McClintock)