Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 27, 1872

Death Date

Feb 9, 1906

Age of Death

33 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Feb 9, 1906



The poet Paul Laurence died at the age of 33. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

African-American poet and author known for dialect-heavy poetic works such as Oak and Ivy and Lyrics of Lowly Life. His works of fiction include The Uncalled (novel) and Folks From Dixie (short stories).

His parents had begun their lives as slaves, and his father had fought with the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He was married to Alice Dunbar Nelson from 1898 until his death.