Hugo Von Hofmannsthal’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

February 1, 1874

Death Date

July 15, 1929

Age of Death

55 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Liesing, Vienna, Austria



The novelist Hugo Von Hofmannsthal died at the age of 55. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An Austrian novelist, playwright, poet, librettist and essayist, he is best known for such dramas as Der Tor und der Tod and Der Tod des Tizian. He was also the librettist for several of Richard Strauss’ operas, including Der Rosenkavalier, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Elektra.

He was born into an upper-class Austrian family and began writing at a young age. He published his first poems when he was in his late teens.

He was a member of Young Vienna, an avant-garde literary group.

How did Hugo Von Hofmannsthal die?

Two days after his elder son Franz committed suicide, and shortly after attending his funeral, Hugo himself died of a stroke at Rodaun. He was buried wearing the habit of a Franciscan tertiary, as he had requested.



"First, to be able to love, then to learn that body and spirit are one."

Hugo Von Hofmannsthal

"To grow mature is to separate more distinctly, to connect more closely."

Hugo Von Hofmannsthal

"Depth must be hidden. Where? On the surface."

Hugo Von Hofmannsthal