William Webb Ellis

William Webb Ellis' Death

Born (Birthday) November 24, 1806

Death Date January 27, 1872

Age of Death 65 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Menton, France

Profession Inventor

The inventor William Webb Ellis died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Anglican priest who allegedly invented the sport of rugby. The winner of the Rugby World Cup receives the William Webb Ellis Cup, a prize named in Ellis’ memory.

He was a cricketer while studying at the Rugby School in Warwickshire, England. He went on to play the sport at Brasenose College, Oxford.

One of Ellis’ Rugby School classmates, Matthew Bloxam (an amateur historian and archaeologist), claimed that Ellis had been the originator of the game of rugby.