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
15 March 1767, American
7th President of the United States
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British

1595 AD, American
Native American

Jane AustenJane Austen
16 December 1775, British

Edward VI of EnglandEdward VI of England
12 October 1537, British
King of England

Muhammad Ali JinnahMuhammad Ali Jinnah
25 December 1876, Pakistani
Founder of Pakistan
Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
03 July 1883, Austrian

Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
01 March 1810, Polish

Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt
11 October 1884, American
Wife of American President Franklin Delano

Vivien LeighVivien Leigh
05 November 1913, British
Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
12 July 1817, American
Writer and Philosopher

John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795, British
Romantic poet
James MonroeJames Monroe
28 April 1758, American
Fifth President of the USA

Anandi Gopal JoshiAnandi Gopal Joshi
31 March 1865, Indian
First Indian Female Doctor

Anton ChekhovAnton Chekhov
29 January 1860, German, Russian
Therese of LisieuxThérèse of Lisieux
02 January 1873, French

John C. CalhounJohn C. Calhoun
18 March 1782, American
7th Vice President of the U.S.A
D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885, British

Manuel L. QuezonManuel L. Quezon
19 August 1878, Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lev_Vygotsky.jpgLev Vygotsky
17 November 1896, Russian

Bernadette SoubirousBernadette Soubirous
07 January 1844, French
Cardinal RichelieuCardinal Richelieu
09 September 1585, French
French Clergyman, Noble and Statesman

Alexis de TocquevilleAlexis de Tocqueville
29 July 1805, French

Napoleon IINapoleon II
20 March 1811, French
Emperor of France

Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller
10 November 1759, German
Poet, Playwright, Historian & Philosopher
Khalil GibranKhalil Gibran
06 January 1883, Lebanese
Louis BrailleLouis Braille
04 January 1809, French
Inventor of Braille

Bernhard RiemannBernhard Riemann
17 September 1826, German

Katherine MansfieldKatherine Mansfield
14 October 1888, New Zealander

Christy MathewsonChristy Mathewson
12 August 1880, American
Baseball player
Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius
27 November 1701, Swedish
Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician

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02 May 1772, German
Philosopher & Poet

Niels Henrik AbelNiels Henrik Abel
05 August 1802, Norwegian

Carl von OssietzkyCarl von Ossietzky
03 October 1889, German
German Pacifist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner

René LaennecRené Laennec
17 February 1781, French
Inventor of Stethoscope
Augustin-Jean FresnelAugustin-Jean Fresnel
10 May 1788, French

John SmithJohn Smith
06 January 1580, British
15 January 1622, French
Playwright, Actor and Stage Manager

Uuno KailasUuno Kailas
29 March 1901, Finnish

Charles IXCharles IX
27 June 1550, French
King of France
Thomas Clayton WolfeThomas Clayton Wolfe
03 October 1900, American

Tom FogertyTom Fogerty
09 November 1941, American
Singer, Guitarist
Dred ScottDred Scott
1799 AD, American
American slave

Stephen CraneStephen Crane
01 November 1871, American
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Baseball player,

Elizabeth Ann SetonElizabeth Ann Seton
28 August 1774, American
Teacher, Abbé, Memoirist, Nun

Marcelo H. del PilarMarcelo H. del Pilar
30 August 1850, Filipino
Journalist, Writer

Lu XunLu Xun
25 September 1881, Chinese
Writer, Essayist, Poet, Literary critic,
Frédéric Auguste BartholdiFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
02 August 1834, French
Sculptor, Architect

Mabel NormandMabel Normand
09 November 1892, American

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber
18 November 1786, German

Paul Laurence DunbarPaul Laurence Dunbar
27 June 1872, American
Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Poet
Bud PowellBud Powell
27 September 1924, American
Pianist, Jazz musician

El LissitzkyEl Lissitzky
22 November 1890, Russian
painter, architect, graphic designer,
Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817, British
Painter, Poet, Writer

Laurence SterneLaurence Sterne
24 November 1713, British
Writer, Novelist, Autobiographer, Religious

Ritwik GhatakRitwik Ghatak
04 November 1925, Indian
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,
Romain RollandRomain Rolland
29 January 1866, French
Writer, Playwright, Essayist, Historian, Novelist,

Luigi BoccheriniLuigi Boccherini
19 February 1743, Italian
Composer, Cellist
Thomas ChippendaleThomas Chippendale
05 June 1718, British
Cabinet maker

Kalki KrishnamurthyKalki Krishnamurthy
09 September 1899, Indian
Screenwriter, Journalist, Writer

Haym SalomonHaym Salomon
07 April 1740, Polish, American
Lili BoulangerLili Boulanger
21 August 1893, French

Arthur RansomeArthur Ransome
18 January 1884, British
Paul ChambersPaul Chambers
22 April 1935, American
Composer, Jazz musician

Louise of OrléansLouise of Orléans
03 April 1812, French

Maria SchicklgruberMaria Schicklgruber
15 April 1795

Alfred JarryAlfred Jarry
08 September 1873, French
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Novelist
24 January 1916, Indonesian
Military personnel
Giovanni Battista PergolesiGiovanni Battista Pergolesi
04 January 1710, Italian
Composer, Organist

Chick WebbChick Webb
10 February 1905, American

Friedrich MiescherFriedrich Miescher
13 August 1844, Swiss
Biologist, Biochemist, University teacher

Joseph von FraunhoferJoseph von Fraunhofer
06 March 1787, German
Physicist, Astronomer, Chemist
Ring LardnerRing Lardner
06 March 1885, American

Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
13 February 1815, American
Journalist, Writer, Literary critic, Poet

Gustavo Adolfo BécquerGustavo Adolfo Bécquer
17 February 1836, Spanish
Poet, Short story writer, Playwright, Writer

Werner HaaseWerner Haase
02 August 1900, German
Physician, University teacher

Karol SzymanowskiKarol Szymanowski
03 October 1882, Polish, Kosovar
Composer, Music educator, University teacher,
David BrainerdDavid Brainerd
20 April 1718

Catherine McAuleyCatherine McAuley
29 September 1778, Irish
Anita BerberAnita Berber
10 June 1899, German
Actor, Stage actor, Model

Nadezhda von MeckNadezhda von Meck
10 February 1831
Patron of the arts

Abel GanceAbel Gance
25 October 1889, French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,
Chūya NakaharaChūya Nakahara
29 April 1907, Japanese
Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator

Andrei PlatonovAndrei Platonov
16 August 1899
Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer
Jean VigoJean Vigo
26 April 1905, French
Film director, Film editor, Screenwriter

Ivor GurneyIvor Gurney
28 August 1890, British
Poet, Composer, Author, Writer

Philipp Otto RungePhilipp Otto Runge
23 July 1777, German

Colmar Freiherr von der GoltzColmar Freiherr von der Goltz
12 August 1843, German
Writer, Military historian, Soldier
Erwin SchulhoffErwin Schulhoff
08 June 1894, Austrian, Czech
Composer, Pianist, Choreographer, Conductor

Anton ArenskyAnton Arensky
12 July 1861, Russian
composer, conductor, music educator, university
Jan Ernst MatzeligerJan Ernst Matzeliger
15 September 1852, American
Patent inventor

Christian MorgensternChristian Morgenstern
06 May 1871, German
Poet, Writer, Translator, Literary editor,
Adelaide Anne ProcterAdelaide Anne Procter
30 October 1825, British
Writer, Poet

Alice CaryAlice Cary
26 April 1820, American
Poet, Author, Novelist, Writer
Samuel ButlerSamuel Butler
03 February 1612, British