Giacomo Leopardi’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

June 29, 1798

Death Date

June 14, 1837

Age of Death

38 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Naples, Italy



The poet Giacomo Leopardi died at the age of 38. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Italian poet and author known for a prose masterpiece entitled Operette Morali, as well as for starkly beautiful, despair-driven poems. His best-known poems include “Alla sua donna,” “Risorgimento,” and “A Silvia.”

He was a bright child whose knowledge quickly surpassed that of his tutors. By age sixteen, he was fluent in both Greek and Latin.

His pessimistic works reflect a lonely life in which his romantic attachments — including a secret love for his married cousin — remained unrequited.

He was born to an Italian count in the papal town of Recanati.

He and Pietro Metastasio were both renowned Italian poets.



Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age.

Giacomo Leopardi

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

Giacomo Leopardi

There are some centuries which – apart from everything else – in the art and other disciplines presume to remake everything because they know how to make nothing.

Giacomo Leopardi

No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance.

Giacomo Leopardi

Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire’s rewards.

Giacomo Leopardi