Ruth Benedict’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 5, 1887

Death Date

Sep 17, 1948

Age of Death

61 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Sep 17, 1948



The anthropologist Ruth Benedict died at the age of 61. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American anthropologist who was one of the first woman to be considered a prominent leader of a learned profession.

Many people believe that she and Margaret Mead were lovers.



The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.


A man’s indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.


I gambled on having the strength to live two lives, one for myself and one for the world.


The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.


We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.