Samuel Adams’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

September 27, 1722

Death Date

Oct 2, 1803

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death

essential tremor

Place of Death

Boston, Massachusetts, United States



The politician Samuel Adams died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Founding Father and brewer who helped organize the Boston Tea Party. He helped draft the Articles of Confederation and the Massachusetts Constitution and he was the 4th Governor of Massachusetts from 1794 to 1797.

He wrote a thesis which strongly hinted at his colonial-rights political views.

The beer company named after him was not founded by him, but was created in 1985.

His second cousin was President John Adams. He had one son, Samuel Adams Jr., who died during the American Revolution.

Thomas Jefferson wrote that Adams was “truly the Man of the Revolution.”

How did Samuel Adams die?

Adams suffered from what is now believed to have been essential tremor, a movement disorder that rendered him unable to write in the final decade of his life. He died at the age of 81 on October 2, 1803, and was interred at the Granary Burying Ground in Boston.



The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.

Samuel Adams

I do not regret the part I have taken in a cause so just and interesting to mankind.

Samuel Adams

Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.

Samuel Adams

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.

Samuel Adams

We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them.

Samuel Adams