William Butler Yeats’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 13, 1865

Death Date

Jan 28, 1939

Age of Death

73 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure

Place of Death

Jan 28, 1939



The poet William Butler died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Major Irish Symbolist poet and Nobel Prize recipient who is remembered for The Tower, The Green Helmet, and other works. Also a playwright, he had several of his dramas, including Purgatory, performed at the famous Abbey Theatre.

He married Georgie Hyde-Lees, a woman nearly twenty years his junior. The happy union produced two children.



Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.


Choose your companions from the best; Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.


The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.


People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.


I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood – sex and the dead.