The inventor William Webb Ellis passed away at age 65, respectable.
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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?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||65 years|
|Birthday||November 24, 1806|
|Death date||January 27, 1872|
|Place of death||Menton, France|
|Place of burial||N/A|