Maurice Maeterlinck’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

August 29, 1862

Death Date

May 6, 1949

Age of Death

86 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Nice, France



The playwright Maurice Maeterlinck died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Versatile writer who was also known for his poetry and essays. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911.

His first play, Princess Maleine, garnered great acclaim and from thereon out he developed his symbolic style, focusing on themes involving fatalism and mysticism.

His 1906 play, The Intelligence of Flowers, preceded an artistically dry period, characterized by writer’s block and depression.



"Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness."

Maurice Maeterlinck

"At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past."

Maurice Maeterlinck

"Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance."

Maurice Maeterlinck

"No great inner event befalls those who summon it not."

Maurice Maeterlinck

"We possess only the happiness we are able to understand."

Maurice Maeterlinck