George Herbert’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

April 3, 1593

Death Date

Mar 1, 1633

Age of Death

39 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Bemerton, Salisbury, United Kingdom



The poet George Herbert died at the age of 39. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Welsh-born metaphysical poet and Anglican priest. His best-known literary works include The Country Parson, Jacula Prudentum, and The Temple.

He sat in Parliament for two years before joining the Church of England as a parish rector.

His poem “The Altar” is a pattern poem: it is printed on the page in a visual form that resembles an altar.

He was one of ten children born into an upper-class, politically influential family.

His mother was a literary patron and friend of the renowned poet John Donne.



Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.

George Herbert

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.

George Herbert

Many kiss the hand they wish cut off.

George Herbert

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.

George Herbert

There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it.

George Herbert