John Reed’s Death – Age, Place, Cause, and More!

John Reed died at age 32, too young. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding journalist John Reed's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Journalist and activist who is most widely remembered for his 1919 book Ten Days That Shook the World, his first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution. He was a Communist who was considered a martyr for the movement following his death.

He was born in Portland and began attending Harvard College in 1906.

The Oscar-winning 1981 film Reds, directed by Warren Beatty, was based on his life.

How did John Reed die?

Information about the death of John Reed
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death32 years
BirthdayOctober 22, 1887
Death dateOctober 17, 1920
Place of deathMoscow, Russia
Place of burialN/A


"In the relations of a weak Government and a rebellious people there comes a time when every act of the authorities exasperates the masses, and every refusal to act excites their contempt."

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"Ten days that shook the world."

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