List of famous people who died of tuberculosis.

Emily Jane Brontë, the author of the classic English novel ‘Wuthering Heights’ tasted resounding success at an early age and had so much to look forward too! Unfortunately stricken with the dreaded disease tuberculosis, she breathed her last at the young age of 30. Similar had been the fate of the famed Romantic poet John Keats who met an untimely end at the age of 25 after suffering from tuberculosis. Once a dreaded disease which proved to be fatal in many cases, tuberculosis also claimed the Polish composer and pianist Frédéric François Chopin way too soon. While some people like writer Albert Camus survived despite being stricken with the disease, others like the French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville were not so lucky. Advancement in medical sciences has led to better treatment options for those suffering from tuberculosis, thus greatly bringing down the mortality rate. Despite this, unfortunate celebrity deaths from tuberculosis have happened even in the latter part of the 20th century. American actress Vivien Leigh and English actor Denholm Mitchell Elliott are among such casualties. Read on for more information about the life and works of famous people who died of tuberculosis.
Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson
(7th President of the United States)

15 March 1767

08 June 1845

Waxhaws

American

Pisces

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
(Writer)

25 June 1903

21 January 1950

Motihari

British

Cancer

PocahontasPocahontas
(Native American)

1595 AD

29 February 1617

Werowocomoco

American

Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
(Novelist)

03 July 1883

03 June 1924

Prague, Austria-Hungary

Austrian

Cancer

Jane AustenJane Austen
(Novelist)

16 December 1775

18 July 1817

Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England

British

Sagittarius

Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
(Composer)

01 March 1810

17 October 1849

Żelazowa Wola

Polish

Pisces

Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt
(Wife of American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Activist and Promoter of New Deal)

11 October 1884

07 November 1962

New York City, New York, USA

American

Libra

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
(Writer and Philosopher)

12 July 1817

06 May 1862

Concord

American

Cancer

Muhammad Ali JinnahMuhammad Ali Jinnah

25 December 1876

11 September 1948

Karachi

Pakistani

Capricorn

Edward VI of EnglandEdward VI of England
(King of England)

12 October 1537

06 July 1553

Hampton Court Palace

British

Libra

Vivien LeighVivien Leigh
(Actress)

05 November 1913

08 July 1967

Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, British India

British

Scorpio

Cardinal RichelieuCardinal Richelieu
(French Clergyman, Noble and Statesman)

09 September 1585

04 December 1642

Paris

French

Virgo

James MonroeJames Monroe

28 April 1758

04 July 1831

American

Taurus

Anton ChekhovAnton Chekhov

29 January 1860

15 July 1904

Taganrog, Russian Empire

Soviet Russian,Russian

Aquarius

John C. CalhounJohn C. Calhoun
(7th Vice President of the U.S.A)

18 March 1782

31 March 1850

Abbeville

American

Pisces

John KeatsJohn Keats
(Romantic poet)

31 October 1795

23 February 1821

Moorgate

British

Scorpio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lev_Vygotsky.jpgLev Vygotsky
(Psychologist)

17 November 1896

11 June 1934

Orsha

Russian

Scorpio

Therese of LisieuxThérèse of Lisieux
(Nun)

02 January 1873

30 September 1897

Alençon, Orne, France

French

Capricorn

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
(Novelist)

11 September 1885

02 March 1930

Eastwood

British

Virgo

Alexis de TocquevilleAlexis de Tocqueville

29 July 1805

16 April 1859

Paris, France

French

Leo

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
(Novelist)

30 July 1818

19 December 1848

Thornton, West Yorkshire

British

Leo

Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller
(Poet, Playwright, Historian & Philosopher)

10 November 1759

09 May 1805

Marbach am Neckar

German

Scorpio

Bernadette SoubirousBernadette Soubirous
(Saint)

07 January 1844

16 April 1879

Lourdes

French

Capricorn

Bernhard RiemannBernhard Riemann
(Mathematician)

17 September 1826

20 July 1866

Breselenz

German

Virgo

Louis BrailleLouis Braille
(Inventor of Braille)

04 January 1809

06 January 1852

Coupvray

French

Capricorn

Khalil GibranKhalil Gibran
(Artist)

06 January 1883

10 April 1931

Bsharri, Lebanon

Lebanese

Capricorn

Katherine MansfieldKatherine Mansfield

14 October 1888

09 January 1923

Wellington

New Zealander

Libra

Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius
(Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician)

27 November 1701

25 April 1744

Uppsala

Swedish

Sagittarius

Niels Henrik AbelNiels Henrik Abel
(Mathematician)

05 August 1802

06 April 1829

Finnøy

Norwegian

Leo

NovalisNovalis
(Philosopher & Poet)

02 May 1772

25 March 1801

Oberwiederstedt, Electorate of Saxony, Germany

German

Taurus

John SmithJohn Smith
(Explorer)

06 January 1580

21 June 1631

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

British

Capricorn

Christy MathewsonChristy Mathewson
(Baseball player)

12 August 1880

07 October 1925

Factoryville

American

Leo

Carl von OssietzkyCarl von Ossietzky
(German Pacifist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

03 October 1889

04 May 1938

Hamburg

German

Libra

René LaennecRené Laennec
(Inventor of Stethoscope)

17 February 1781

13 August 1826

Quimper, France

French

Aquarius

Augustin-Jean FresnelAugustin-Jean Fresnel
(Physicist)

10 May 1788

14 July 1827

Broglie (Eure)

French,American

Taurus

Charles IXCharles IX
(King of France)

27 June 1550

30 May 1574

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

French

Cancer

MoliereMoliere
(Playwright, Actor and Stage Manager)

15 January 1622

17 February 1673

Paris

French

Capricorn

Uuno KailasUuno Kailas
(Poet)

29 March 1901

22 March 1933

Heinola

Finnish

Aries

Manuel L. QuezonManuel L. Quezon
(Politician, Lawyer)

19 August 1878

01 August 1944

Baler

Filipino

Leo

Tom FogertyTom Fogerty
(Singer, Guitarist)

09 November 1941

06 September 1990

Berkeley

American

Scorpio

Napoleon IINapoleon II
(Prince)

20 March 1811

22 July 1832

Tuileries Palace, Paris

French

Pisces

Stephen CraneStephen Crane
(Writer, Journalist, Poet, Baseball player, Novelist, Screenwriter)

01 November 1871

05 June 1900

Newark

American

Scorpio

Elizabeth Ann SetonElizabeth Ann Seton
(Teacher, Abbé, Memoirist, Nun)

28 August 1774

04 January 1821

New York City

American

Virgo

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber
(Composer)

18 November 1786

05 June 1826

Eutin, Germany

German

Scorpio

Lu XunLu Xun
(Writer, Essayist, Poet, Literary critic, Esperantist)

25 September 1881

19 October 1936

Shaoxing

Chinese

Libra

Marcelo H. del PilarMarcelo H. del Pilar
(Journalist, Writer)

30 August 1850

04 July 1896

Plaridel

Filipino

Virgo

El LissitzkyEl Lissitzky
(painter, architect, graphic designer, photographer,artist, type designer)

22 November 1890

30 December 1941

Pochinok, Pochinkovsky District, Smolensk Oblast

Russian

Scorpio

Frédéric Auguste BartholdiFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
(Sculptor, Architect)

02 August 1834

04 October 1904

Colmar

French

Leo

Bud PowellBud Powell
(Pianist, Jazz musician)

27 September 1924

01 August 1966

New York City

American

Libra

Paul Laurence DunbarPaul Laurence Dunbar
(Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

27 June 1872

09 February 1906

Dayton

American

Cancer

Luigi BoccheriniLuigi Boccherini
(Composer, Cellist)

19 February 1743

28 May 1805

Lucca

Italian

Aquarius

Laurence SterneLaurence Sterne
(Writer, Novelist, Autobiographer, Religious servant)

24 November 1713

18 March 1768

Clonmel

British

Sagittarius

Maria SchicklgruberMaria Schicklgruber

15 April 1795

07 January 1847

Q22121897

Aries

Romain RollandRomain Rolland
(Writer, Playwright, Essayist, Historian, Novelist, Musicologist)

29 January 1866

30 December 1944

Clamecy

French

Aquarius

SudirmanSudirman
(Military personnel)

24 January 1916

29 January 1950

Purbalingga

Indonesian

Aquarius

Alfred JarryAlfred Jarry
(Playwright, Writer, Poet, Novelist)

08 September 1873

01 November 1907

Laval

French

Virgo

Paul ChambersPaul Chambers
(Composer, Jazz musician)

22 April 1935

04 January 1969

Pittsburgh

American

Taurus

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
(Painter, Poet, Writer)

26 June 1817

24 September 1848

Yorkshire

British

Cancer

Giovanni Battista PergolesiGiovanni Battista Pergolesi
(Composer, Organist)

04 January 1710

16 March 1736

Iesi

Italian

Capricorn

Ritwik GhatakRitwik Ghatak
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Composer, Writer)

04 November 1925

06 February 1976

Dhaka

Indian

Scorpio

Joseph von FraunhoferJoseph von Fraunhofer
(Physicist, Astronomer, Chemist)

06 March 1787

07 June 1826

Straubing

German

Pisces

Friedrich MiescherFriedrich Miescher
(Biologist, Biochemist, University teacher)

13 August 1844

26 August 1895

Basel

Swiss

Leo

Gustavo Adolfo BécquerGustavo Adolfo Bécquer
(Poet, Short story writer, Playwright, Writer)

17 February 1836

22 December 1870

Seville

Spanish

Aquarius

Karol SzymanowskiKarol Szymanowski
(Composer, Music educator, University teacher, Pianist)

03 October 1882

29 March 1937

Paris

Polish

Libra

Abel GanceAbel Gance
(Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer, Film editor)

25 October 1889

10 November 1981

Paris

French

Scorpio

Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
(Journalist, Writer, Literary critic, Poet)

13 February 1815

27 August 1857

Benson

American

Aquarius

Kalki KrishnamurthyKalki Krishnamurthy
(Screenwriter, Journalist, Writer)

09 September 1899

05 December 1954

Thanjavur district

Indian

Virgo

Christian MorgensternChristian Morgenstern
(Poet, Writer, Translator, Literary editor, Journalist)

06 May 1871

31 March 1914

Munich

Taurus

Philipp Otto RungePhilipp Otto Runge
(Painter)

23 July 1777

02 December 1810

Wolgast

German

Cancer

Werner HaaseWerner Haase
(Physician, University teacher)

02 August 1900

30 November 1950

Köthen

German

Leo

Nadezhda von MeckNadezhda von Meck
(Patron of the arts)

10 February 1831

13 January 1894

Znamenskoye, Chechen Republic

Aquarius

Jean VigoJean Vigo
(Film director, Film editor, Screenwriter)

26 April 1905

05 October 1934

Paris

French

Taurus

David BrainerdDavid Brainerd
(Missionary)

20 April 1718

09 October 1747

Connecticut

Aries

Louise of OrléansLouise of Orléans

03 April 1812

11 October 1850

Palermo

French

Aries

Anita BerberAnita Berber
(Actor, Stage actor, Model)

10 June 1899

10 November 1928

Leipzig

German

Gemini

Lili BoulangerLili Boulanger
(Composer)

21 August 1893

15 March 1918

Paris

French

Leo

Catherine McAuleyCatherine McAuley
(Religious)

29 September 1778

11 November 1841

Dublin

Irish

Libra

Ivor GurneyIvor Gurney
(Poet, Composer, Author, Writer)

28 August 1890

26 December 1937

Gloucester

British

Virgo

Andrei PlatonovAndrei Platonov
(Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer)

16 August 1899

05 January 1951

Voronezh, Russia

Leo

Jan Ernst MatzeligerJan Ernst Matzeliger
(Patent inventor)

15 September 1852

24 August 1889

Paramaribo

American

Virgo

Erwin SchulhoffErwin Schulhoff
(Composer, Pianist, Choreographer, Conductor)

08 June 1894

18 August 1942

Prague

Austrian,Czech

Gemini

Colmar Freiherr von der GoltzColmar Freiherr von der Goltz
(Writer, Military historian, Soldier)

12 August 1843

19 April 1916

Polessk

German

Leo

Anton ArenskyAnton Arensky
(composer, conductor, music educator, university teacher)

12 July 1861

12 February 1906

Veliky Novgorod

Russian

Cancer

Adelaide Anne ProcterAdelaide Anne Procter
(Writer, Poet)

30 October 1825

02 February 1864

London

British

Scorpio

Alice CaryAlice Cary
(Poet, Author, Novelist, Writer)

26 April 1820

12 February 1871

Mount Healthy

American

Taurus

Chūya NakaharaChūya Nakahara
(Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator)

29 April 1907

22 October 1937

Yamaguchi

Japanese

Taurus

Robert PollokRobert Pollok
(Writer, Poet)

19 October 1798

15 September 1827

Renfrewshire

British

Libra

Jūkichi YagiJūkichi Yagi
(Poet, Writer)

09 February 1898

26 October 1927

Tokyo

Japanese

Aquarius

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