Francis Ledwidge’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 19, 1887

Death Date

Jul 31, 1917

Age of Death

29 years

Profession

Poet

The poet Francis Ledwidge died at the age of 29. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Irish World War I-era poet known for Songs of the Fields and Songs of Peace. His complete poems were published posthumously in 1919.

He was one of nine children born to Patrick Ledwidge, Sr. and Anne Lynch. When his father died in the early 1890s, five-year-old Lynch was forced to enter the workforce alongside his mother and siblings.