Henry Knox

Henry Knox's Death

Born (Birthday) July 25, 1750

Death Date October 26, 1806

Age of Death 56 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Thomaston, Maine, United States

Profession Politician

The politician Henry Knox died at the age of 56. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American military commander who served during the American Revolution. Later, he became the first U.S. Secretary of War.

He attended the Boston Latin School and then became a clerk in a bookstore to support his family.

He was the U.S. Army’s youngest major general.

Personal Life

He married Lucy Flucker and they had thirteen children, although only one survived to adulthood.

He was a personal friend of general and U.S. president George Washington.

How did Henry Knox die?

On October 25, 1806, Henry Knox died at his home after a chicken bone lodged in his throat, causing a fatal infection. He was buried on his estate in Thomaston, Maine (then a part of Massachusetts) with full military honors.