Van Wyck Brooks’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

February 16, 1886

Death Date

May 2, 1963

Age of Death

77 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Bridgewater, Connecticut, United States



The historian Van Wyck Brooks died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

U.S. historian and critic who wrote about Mark Twain. In 1936, he won the 2nd National Book Award for Non-Fiction for his novel The Flowering of New England.

He studied at Harvard University, where he published his first book: Verses by Two Undergraduates.

In 1937, he won a Pulitzer Prize in history.

His parents were Sally and Charles Brook.

He attended and graduated from Harvard University while Wendy Liebman did her research at Harvard Medical School.



People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding.

Van Wyck Brooks

The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.

Van Wyck Brooks

Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright.

Van Wyck Brooks

Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere.

Van Wyck Brooks

If men were basically evil, who would bother to improve the world instead of giving it up as a bad job at the outset?

Van Wyck Brooks