Rita Levi-Montalcini’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 22, 1909

Death Date

December 30, 2012

Age of Death

103 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes



The biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini died at the age of 103. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Italian neurologist who received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 with Stanley Cohen for their discovery of nerve growth factor. She also received the National Medal of Science in 1987.

She is a twin and had a sister and a brother.



The process for awarding Nobel prizes is so complex that it cannot be corrupted.


My experience in childhood and adolescence of the subordinate role played by the female in a society run entirely by men had convinced me that I was not cut out to be a wife.


I told Mother of my decision to study medicine. She encouraged me to speak to Father… I began in a roundabout way… He listened, looking at me with that serious and penetrating gaze of his that caused me such trepidation, and asked whether I knew what I wanted to do.


My life has been enriched by excellent human relations, work and interests. I have never felt lonely.


I say to the young, be happy that you were born in Italy because of the beauty of the human capital, both masculine and feminine, of this country… No other country has such human capital.