Francis Quarles’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 8, 1592

Death Date

September 8, 1644

Age of Death

52 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

London, United Kingdom



The poet Francis Quarles died at the age of 52. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

British poet best known for his 1635 work Emblems. His other publications include Sions Elegies, Wept by Jeremie the Prophet; Hieroglyphikes of the Life of Man, and Solomon’s Recantation.

He was born in Essex and studied at both Christ’s College, Cambridge and Lincoln’s Inn.

His family had a history of service to British royals such as James I, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth I.



"I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing."

Francis Quarles

"Wisdom not only gets, but once got, retains."

Francis Quarles

"Meditation is the life of the soul: Action, the soul of meditation; and honor the reward of action."

Francis Quarles

"Wickedness is its own punishment."

Francis Quarles

"Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise."

Francis Quarles