Margaret Mead’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 16, 1901

Death Date

Nov 15, 1978

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death

Pancreatic Cancer

Place of Death

Nov 15, 1978



The anthropologist Margaret Mead died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Anthropologist whose reports about the attitudes towards sex in South Pacific and Southeast Asian culture amply informed the 1960s sexual revolution. Despite being a religious woman, she gained controversy for applying notions of human sexuality with western religion.

She married third husband Gregory Bateson in 1936.



“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead)


“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” (Margaret Mead)


“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead)


“Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.” (Margaret Mead)


“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” (Margaret Mead)