Madeleine L’Engle’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 29, 1918

Death Date

September 6, 2007

Age of Death

88 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes


Young Adult Author

The young adult author Madeleine L’Engle died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American author of young adult fiction whose popular novel, A Wrinkle in Time, won the 1963 Newbery Medal. Her other award-winning works include Many Waters and A Swiftly Tilting Planet.

Her parents were named Madeleine and Charles Wadsworth Camp. She married stage actor, Hugh Franklin, in 1946; the couple’s daughter, Josephine, was born the following year.



“Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.” (Madeleine L’Engle)


“When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art, a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony.” (Madeleine L’Engle)


“In the evening of life we shall be judged on love, and not one of us is going to come off very well, and were it not for my absolute faith in the loving forgiveness of my Lord I could not call on him to come.” (Madeleine L’Engle)


“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” (Madeleine L’Engle)


“We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.” (Madeleine L’Engle)