Robert Walser’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

April 15, 1878

Death Date

December 25, 1956

Age of Death

78 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Herisau, Switzerland



The poet Robert Walser died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Walser, a German-language author and poet, is most remembered for Jakob von Gunten, Gedichte, Geschwister Tanner, and other modernist works. His literary works often camouflage existential struggles with a placid humor.

In his early adulthood, he attempted to become an actor but ended up working as a clerk instead.

He spent time in a mental institution and died of a heart attack in the snow outside of the asylum.

He was born into a large family on the border between the French and German-speaking regions of Switzerland, and he grew up fluent in both tongues.

He was an enthusiastic theater patron and a great admirer of The Robbers and other plays by Friedrich Schiller.

How did Robert Walser die?

Walser enjoyed long walks alone. On 25 December 1956 he was found, dead of a heart attack, in a field of snow near the asylum.