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.

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 1 Jane Austen

Jane Austen.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 16, 1775
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England
Died: July 18, 1817
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 2 Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt.
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: October 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 7, 1962
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 3 George Orwell

George Orwell.
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Motihari, Bihar, India
Died: January 21, 1950
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 4 Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 1, 1810
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Żelazowa Wola
Died: October 17, 1849

 5 Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died: July 8, 1967

 6 Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka.
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: June 3, 1924
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 7 John Keats

John Keats.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Romantic poet
Birthdate: October 31, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moorgate
Died: February 23, 1821
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 8 Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau.
3
Famous As: Writer and Philosopher
Birthdate: July 12, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 6, 1862
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 9 Pocahontas

Pocahontas.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Native American
Birthdate: 1596 AD
Birthplace: Gloucester County, Virginia
Died: February 29, 1617

 10 Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov.
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Short-story writer
Birthdate: January 29, 1860
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taganrog, Russia
Died: July 15, 1904

 11 Edward VI of England

Edward VI of England.
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Famous As: King of England
Birthdate: October 12, 1537
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, United Kingdom
Died: July 6, 1553

 12 Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 30, 1818
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire
Died: December 19, 1848

 13 Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 7th President of the United States
Birthdate: March 15, 1767
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Waxhaws
Died: June 8, 1845

 14 Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founder of Pakistan
Birthdate: December 25, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (present-day Sindh, Pakistan)
Died: September 11, 1948
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 15 D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eastwood, England
Died: March 2, 1930

 16 James Monroe

James Monroe.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Fifth President of the USA
Birthdate: April 28, 1758
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroe Hall, Virginia
Died: July 4, 1831
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 17 Lev Vygotsky

Lev Vygotsky.
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: November 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orsha
Died: June 11, 1934

 18 John Smith

John Smith.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: January 6, 1580
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Died: June 21, 1631

 19 Louis Braille

Louis Braille.
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Famous As: Inventor of Braille
Birthdate: January 4, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coupvray
Died: January 6, 1852

 20 John C. Calhoun

John C. Calhoun.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 7th Vice President of the U.S.A
Birthdate: March 18, 1782
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Abbeville
Died: March 31, 1850

 21 Moliere

Moliere.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: January 15, 1622
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rue Saint Honoré, Paris, France
Died: February 17, 1673

 22 René Laennec

René Laennec.
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Famous As: Inventor of Stethoscope
Birthdate: February 17, 1781
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quimper, France
Died: August 13, 1826

 23 Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran.
3
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 6, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bsharri, Lebanon
Died: April 10, 1931

 24 Bernhard Riemann

Bernhard Riemann.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: September 17, 1826
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Breselenz
Died: July 20, 1866

 25 Manuel L. Quezon

Manuel L. Quezon.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Philippines
Birthdate: August 19, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baler
Died: August 1, 1944

 26 Friedrich Schiller

Friedrich Schiller.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Playwright
Birthdate: November 10, 1759
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marbach am Neckar, Germany
Died: May 9, 1805

 27 Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield.
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 14, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellington
Died: January 9, 1923

 28 Thomas Clayton Wolfe

Thomas Clayton Wolfe.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Died: September 15, 1938
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 29 Thérèse of Lisieux

Thérèse of Lisieux.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: January 2, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alençon, Orne, France
Died: September 30, 1897

 30 Bernadette Soubirous

Bernadette Soubirous.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: January 7, 1844
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lourdes, France
Died: April 16, 1879

 31 Cardinal Richelieu

Cardinal Richelieu.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Clergyman, Statesman
Birthdate: September 9, 1585
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 4, 1642

 32 Dred Scott

Dred Scott
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: American slave
Birthdate: 1799 AD
Birthplace: Southampton County, Virginia
Died: September 17, 1858

 33 Madame de Pompadour

Madame de Pompadour
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Noblewomen
Birthdate: December 29, 1721
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15, 1764

 34 Anandi Gopal Joshi

Anandi Gopal Joshi.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: First Indian Female Doctor
Birthdate: March 31, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kalyan, Maharashtra, India
Died: February 26, 1887

 35 Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Factoryville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 7, 1925

 36 Junípero Serra

Junípero Serra.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: November 24, 1713
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Petra, Spain
Died: August 28, 1784

 37 Napoleon II

Napoleon II.
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Famous As: Emperor of the French (1815)
Birthdate: March 20, 1811
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tuileries Palace, Paris
Died: July 22, 1832

 38 Louis XIII of France

Louis XIII of France.
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Famous As: King of France
Birthdate: September 27, 1601
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France
Died: May 14, 1643

 39 Catherine I of Russia

Catherine I of Russia.
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Famous As: Empress of Russia (1725-1727)
Birthdate: April 15, 1684
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Russia
Died: May 17, 1727

 40 Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 16, 1859

 41 Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset

Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 15, 1519
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blackmore, England
Died: July 22, 1536

 42 Anders Celsius

Anders Celsius.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician
Birthdate: November 27, 1701
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uppsala
Died: April 25, 1744

 43 Niels Henrik Abel

Niels Henrik Abel.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: August 5, 1802
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Finnøy
Died: April 6, 1829

 44 Rita of Cascia

Rita of Cascia
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Nun
Birthdate: 1381 AD
Birthplace: Roccaporena, Italy
Died: May 22, 1457

 45 Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France

Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France
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Famous As: Princes
Birthdate: October 22, 1781
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: June 4, 1789

 46 Nestor Makhno

Nestor Makhno.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: November 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hulyaipole, Ukraine
Died: July 25, 1934
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 47 Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley.
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Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: August 21, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: March 16, 1898

 48 Marcelo H. del Pilar

Marcelo H. del Pilar.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 30, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bulakan, Bulacan, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died: July 4, 1896

 49 Tom Fogerty

Tom Fogerty
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: November 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berkeley
Died: September 6, 1990

 50 Rose of Lima

Rose of Lima.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: April 30, 1586
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: August 24, 1617