How Alan Seeger Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Alan Seeger reached the too young age of 28 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous poet.

Biography - A Short Wiki

American poet who died in action during World War I and is best known for his poem “I Have a Rendezvous with Death.” A posthumous collection of his complete poetic works was published in 1917.

He attended Harvard University, where he wrote for Harvard Monthly.

He and poet TS Eliot were classmates at Harvard.

How did Alan Seeger die?

Alan Seeger's death was caused by Killed In Action.

In 1916, Seeger died (ironically on July 4th) in the attack on Belloy-en-Santerre, where he was shot in the stomach. Following his death, the French military awarded him the Croix de Guerre and the Médaille militaire. He was buried in a mass grave. Seeger’s collected Poems were published in 1917 to mixed reviews.

Information about the death of Alan Seeger
Cause of deathKilled In Action
Age of death28 years
BirthdayJune 22, 1888
Death dateJuly 4, 1916
Place of deathBelloy-en-Santerre, France
Place of burialNécropole française - Lihons, Lihons, France