William Cowper cause of death

William Cowper’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) November 26, 1731

Death Date April 25, 1800

Age of Death 68 years

Cause of Death Swelling

Profession Poet

The poet William Cowper died at the age of 68. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Eighteenth-century poet and hymn-writer whose works include Olney Hymns and John Gilpin.

He suffered from mental illness and was institutionalized for a time.

He translated Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey from Greek to English.

Personal Life

His father, John Cowper, was a minister.

His poetry was praised by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

How did William Cowper die?

Death and memorials Cowper was seized with edema, or dropsy, in the spring of 1800 and died on 25 April.