Maurice Maeterlinck– How Did the Playwright Die?

Maurice Maeterlinck died at age 86, impressive. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding playwright Maurice Maeterlinck's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Versatile writer who was also known for his poetry and essays. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911.

His first play, Princess Maleine, garnered great acclaim and from thereon out he developed his symbolic style, focusing on themes involving fatalism and mysticism.

His 1906 play, The Intelligence of Flowers, preceded an artistically dry period, characterized by writer’s block and depression.

How did Maurice Maeterlinck die?

Information about the death of Maurice Maeterlinck
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death86 years
BirthdayAugust 29, 1862
Death dateMay 6, 1949
Place of deathNice, France
Place of burialN/A


"No great inner event befalls those who summon it not."

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"At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past."

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"They believe that nothing will happen because they have closed their doors."

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"Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance."

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"When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough."

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