William Webb Ellis – Cause of Death, Age of Death, and Other Facts!

William Webb Ellis died at age 65, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding inventor William Webb Ellis' death.

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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.

How did William Webb Ellis die?

Information about the death of William Webb Ellis
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death65 years
BirthdayNovember 24, 1806
Death dateJanuary 27, 1872
Place of deathMenton, France
Place of burialN/A