Henry Walter Bates’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 8, 1825

Death Date

Feb 16, 1892

Age of Death

67 years

Cause of Death




The explorer Henry Walter died at the age of 67. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Naturalist who traversed the Amazon rainforest and noted animal mimicry.

He was born in Leicester into a middle class family.



They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other.


The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger.


It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life.


Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow, sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects, and their numbers are so great that they form quite a feature in the physiognomy of the forest, compensating for the scarcity of flowers.


Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents. These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence.