Ezra Pound’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Oct 30, 1885

Death Date

Nov 1, 1972

Age of Death

87 years

Cause of Death

Bowel Obstruction

Place of Death

Nov 1, 1972



The poet Ezra Pound died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American-born modernist poet whose most famous works include The Cantos, Ripostes, and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. He became an expatriate during the World War II years and was ultimately arrested by the U.S. government for treason after he aided the Axis Powers in Italy.

He was born in Idaho and grew up as the only child of Isabel Weston and Homer Loomis Pound. He married Dorothy Shakespear in April of 1914. The couple had a son named Omar, and Pound also fathered a daughter, Mary, through an extramarital affair with Olga Rudge.



“I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn’t irascible.” (Ezra Pound)


“The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.” (Ezra Pound)


“The image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.” (Ezra Pound)


“Genius… is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.” (Ezra Pound)


“A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.” (Ezra Pound)