Branwell Bronte’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

June 26, 1817

Death Date

September 24, 1848

Age of Death

31 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Haworth, United Kingdom



The painter Branwell Bronte died at the age of 31. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

English painter and poet who often wrote with his sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne on work that included number 1-3 of The Young Men’s Magazine in 1830.

He read extensively as a young boy and was taught to paint by portrait painter William Robinson.

He once worked for Manchester and Leeds Railway and Sowerby Bridge railway station as an assistant clerk.

He was born the fourth of six children and the only son of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell Bronte.

He would send poems and translations to author Thomas Dequincey during his time working as a tutor.

How did Branwell Bronte die?

On 24 September 1848, Brontë died at Haworth parsonage, most likely due to tuberculosis aggravated by delirium tremens, alcoholism, and laudanum and opium addiction, despite the fact that his death certificate notes “chronic bronchitis-marasmus” as the cause.