Question: When Did the Etruscan Language Die out?
Answer: It's not possible to say with any certainty when the Etruscan language died out, but Philip Freeman, in "The Survival of the Etruscan Language," in Etruscan Studies 1999 6 pages 75-84, lists the last surviving literary and epigraphical records of Etruscan. Although the Roman Emperor Claudius wrote a history of the Etruscans, we don't know that he actually knew the language. However, the epitaph for a haruspex from the reign of Augustus shows that Etruscan survived at least into the beginning of the Christian era. On the other end of the spectrum, Freeman says the earliest Etruscan inscriptions date from 700 B.C., indicating that Etruscan may have been in use as a spoken language for some time previously.