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

American

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

12 October 1537

British

Jane AustenJane Austen
(Novelist)

16 December 1775

British

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
(Writer)

25 June 1903

British

PocahontasPocahontas
(Native American)

1595 AD

American

Muhammad Ali JinnahMuhammad Ali Jinnah

25 December 1876

Pakistani

Vivien LeighVivien Leigh
(Actress)

05 November 1913

British

Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
(Composer)

01 March 1810

Polish

Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
(Novelist)

03 July 1883

Austrian

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

11 October 1884

American

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
(Writer and Philosopher)

12 July 1817

American

James MonroeJames Monroe
(Fifth President of the USA)

28 April 1758

American

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John KeatsJohn Keats
(Romantic poet)

31 October 1795

British

Anton ChekhovAnton Chekhov

29 January 1860

German,Russian

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

18 March 1782

American

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

11 September 1885

British

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
(Novelist)

30 July 1818

British

Louis BrailleLouis Braille
(Inventor of Braille)

04 January 1809

French

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Cardinal RichelieuCardinal Richelieu
(French Clergyman, Noble and Statesman)

09 September 1585

French

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

17 November 1896

Russian

Manuel L. QuezonManuel L. Quezon
(Former President of the Philippines)

19 August 1878

Filipino

Therese of LisieuxThérèse of Lisieux
(Nun)

02 January 1873

French

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

10 November 1759

German

Alexis de TocquevilleAlexis de Tocqueville

29 July 1805

French

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Bernadette SoubirousBernadette Soubirous
(Saint)

07 January 1844

French

Bernhard RiemannBernhard Riemann
(Mathematician)

17 September 1826

German

Katherine MansfieldKatherine Mansfield

14 October 1888

New Zealander

Christy MathewsonChristy Mathewson
(Baseball player)

12 August 1880

American

Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius
(Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician)

27 November 1701

Swedish

Niels Henrik AbelNiels Henrik Abel
(Mathematician)

05 August 1802

Norwegian

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NovalisNovalis
(Philosopher & Poet)

02 May 1772

German

René LaennecRené Laennec
(Inventor of Stethoscope)

17 February 1781

French

Augustin-Jean FresnelAugustin-Jean Fresnel
(Physicist)

10 May 1788

French

Khalil GibranKhalil Gibran
(Artist)

06 January 1883

Lebanese

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

03 October 1889

German

John SmithJohn Smith
(Explorer)

06 January 1580

British

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MoliereMoliere
(Playwright, Actor and Stage Manager)

15 January 1622

French

Uuno KailasUuno Kailas
(Poet)

29 March 1901

Finnish

Charles IXCharles IX
(King of France)

27 June 1550

French

Napoleon IINapoleon II
(Prince)

20 March 1811

French

Tom FogertyTom Fogerty
(Singer, Guitarist)

09 November 1941

American

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

01 November 1871

American

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

28 August 1774

American

Frédéric Auguste BartholdiFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
(Sculptor, Architect)

02 August 1834

French

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

25 September 1881

Chinese

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

04 November 1925

Indian

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

30 August 1850

Filipino

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber
(Composer)

18 November 1786

German

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

27 June 1872

American

Bud PowellBud Powell
(Pianist, Jazz musician)

27 September 1924

American

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

24 November 1713

British

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

22 November 1890

Russian

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
(Painter, Poet, Writer)

26 June 1817

British

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

29 January 1866

French

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Luigi BoccheriniLuigi Boccherini
(Composer, Cellist)

19 February 1743

Italian

Louise of OrléansLouise of Orléans

03 April 1812

French

Paul ChambersPaul Chambers
(Composer, Jazz musician)

22 April 1935

American

Maria SchicklgruberMaria Schicklgruber

15 April 1795

Kalki KrishnamurthyKalki Krishnamurthy
(Screenwriter, Journalist, Writer)

09 September 1899

Indian

SudirmanSudirman
(Military personnel)

24 January 1916

Indonesian

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Giovanni Battista PergolesiGiovanni Battista Pergolesi
(Composer, Organist)

04 January 1710

Italian

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

17 February 1836

Spanish

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

08 September 1873

French

Friedrich MiescherFriedrich Miescher
(Biologist, Biochemist, University teacher)

13 August 1844

Swiss

Lili BoulangerLili Boulanger
(Composer)

21 August 1893

French

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

03 October 1882

Polish,Kosovar

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Werner HaaseWerner Haase
(Physician, University teacher)

02 August 1900

German

Anita BerberAnita Berber
(Actor, Stage actor, Model)

10 June 1899

German

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

06 March 1787

German

David BrainerdDavid Brainerd
(Missionary)

20 April 1718

Nadezhda von MeckNadezhda von Meck
(Patron of the arts)

10 February 1831

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

26 April 1905

French

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

28 August 1890

British

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

13 February 1815

American

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

16 August 1899

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

25 October 1889

French

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

12 August 1843

German

Jan Ernst MatzeligerJan Ernst Matzeliger
(Patent inventor)

15 September 1852

American

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

29 April 1907

Japanese

Philipp Otto RungePhilipp Otto Runge
(Painter)

23 July 1777

German

Catherine McAuleyCatherine McAuley
(Religious)

29 September 1778

Irish