Novelist William S. Burroughs was born on 5th February 1914 AD. An American citizen, William S. Burroughs was born in United States. He was also called William Seward Burroughs. William Seward Burroughs was 83 years old when he died on 2nd August 1997 AD. In his life William Seward Burroughs was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.