Death of Dublin Writer Bram Stoker, Creator of Dracula

  • April 20, 1912

Abraham Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author who wrote the 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and business manager of the West End’s Lyceum Theatre, which Irving owned.

After suffering a number of strokes, Stoker died at No. 26 St George’s Square, London on 20 April 1912. Some biographers attribute the cause of death to overwork, others to tertiary syphilis. His death certificate listed the cause of death as “Locomotor ataxia 6 months”, presumed to be a reference to syphilis.


Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker