Vladimir Nabokov– How Did the Novelist Die?

Vladimir Nabokov died at age 78, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding novelist Vladimir Nabokov's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Russian-born author whose famous works, Lolita (1955) and Pale Fire (1962), exemplify his skill in wordplay and literary detail. He was a seven-time finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction.

He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and grew up speaking French and English, as well as Russian. He later studied zoology, Slavic languages, and Romance languages at Trinity College, Cambridge.

He wrote an acclaimed memoir entitled Speak, Memory.

How did Vladimir Nabokov die?

Vladimir Nabokov's death was caused by bronchitis.

Information about the death of Vladimir Nabokov
Cause of deathbronchitis
Age of death78 years
BirthdayApril 23, 1899
Death dateJuly 2, 1977
Place of deathMontreux, Switzerland
Place of burialN/A


"I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst."

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"Satire is a lesson, parody is a game."

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"The more gifted and talkative one's characters are, the greater the chances of their resembling the author in tone or tint of mind."

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"Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece."

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"I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it."

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