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
Novelist

PocahontasPocahontas
1596 AD, American
Native American

Jane AustenJane Austen
16 December 1775, British
Novelist

Vivien LeighVivien Leigh
05 November 1913, British
Actress

Franz KafkaFranz Kafka
03 July 1883, Austrian
Novelist
Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
12 July 1817, American
Writer and Philosopher

Muhammad Ali JinnahMuhammad Ali Jinnah
25 December 1876, Pakistani
Founder of Pakistan

Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt
11 October 1884, American
Former First Lady of the United States
James MonroeJames Monroe
28 April 1758, American
Fifth President of the USA

Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
01 March 1810, Polish
Composer
Edward VI of EnglandEdward VI of England
12 October 1537, British
King of England

John C. CalhounJohn C. Calhoun
18 March 1782, American
7th Vice President of the U.S.A

John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795, British
Romantic poet

Anton ChekhovAnton Chekhov
29 January 1860, German, Russian
 

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885, British
Novelist
Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist

Catherine I of RussiaCatherine I of Russia
15 April 1684, Russian
Empress of Russia

Napoleon IINapoleon II
20 March 1811, French
Emperor of France

Therese of LisieuxThérèse of Lisieux
02 January 1873, French
Nun
Cardinal RichelieuCardinal Richelieu
09 September 1585, French
French Clergyman, Noble and Statesman

Alexis de TocquevilleAlexis de Tocqueville
29 July 1805, French
 
Bernadette SoubirousBernadette Soubirous
07 January 1844, French
Saint

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

Anandi Gopal JoshiAnandi Gopal Joshi
31 March 1865, Indian
First Indian Female Doctor
Katherine MansfieldKatherine Mansfield
14 October 1888, New Zealander
 

Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno
07 November 1888, Ukrainian
Revolutionary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lev_Vygotsky.jpgLev Vygotsky
17 November 1896, Russian
Psychologist

Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller
10 November 1759, German
Poet, Playwright, Historian & Philosopher

Aubrey BeardsleyAubrey Beardsley
21 August 1872, British
Illustrator
Rose of LimaRose of Lima
30 April 1586, Peruvian
Saint

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Louis BrailleLouis Braille
04 January 1809, French
Inventor of Braille
Bernhard RiemannBernhard Riemann
17 September 1826, German
Mathematician

Christy MathewsonChristy Mathewson
12 August 1880, American
Baseball player

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

Paul Laurence DunbarPaul Laurence Dunbar
27 June 1872, American
Poet
NovalisNovalis
02 May 1772, German
Philosopher & Poet
Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius
27 November 1701, Swedish
Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician

Niels Henrik AbelNiels Henrik Abel
05 August 1802, Norwegian
Mathematician

Augustin-Jean FresnelAugustin-Jean Fresnel
10 May 1788, French
Physicist

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

Khalil GibranKhalil Gibran
06 January 1883, Lebanese
Artist

John SmithJohn Smith
06 January 1580, British
Explorer

MoliereMoliere
15 January 1622, French
Playwright, Actor and Stage Manager

Uuno KailasUuno Kailas
29 March 1901, Finnish
Poet
Charles IXCharles IX
27 June 1550, French
King of France

Thomas Clayton WolfeThomas Clayton Wolfe
03 October 1900, American
Novelist
Dred ScottDred Scott
1799 AD, American
American slave

Madame de PompadourMadame de Pompadour
29 December 1721, French
Noblewomen

Louis XVIILouis XVII
27 March 1785, French
King
Tom FogertyTom Fogerty
09 November 1941, American
Singer, Guitarist

Clarice OrsiniClarice Orsini
1450 AD, Italian
Noblewomen
Mohammed OmarMohammed Omar
1960 AD, Afghan
Terrorist

Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Richmond and SomersetHenry FitzRoy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset
15 June 1519, British
Politician

Mabel NormandMabel Normand
09 November 1892, American
Actress

Okita SōjiOkita Sōji
1842 AD, Japanese
Military leader

Frédéric Auguste BartholdiFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
02 August 1834, French
Sculptor, Architect
William Ernest HenleyWilliam Ernest Henley
23 August 1849, British
Poet

Lu XunLu Xun
25 September 1881, Chinese
Writer, Essayist, Poet, Literary critic,

Nachman of BreslovNachman of Breslov
04 April 1772, Polish
Rabbi

Simonetta VespucciSimonetta Vespucci
1453 AD, Italian
Model
Elizabeth Ann SetonElizabeth Ann Seton
28 August 1774, American
Teacher, Abbé, Memoirist, Nun

Stephen CraneStephen Crane
01 November 1871, American
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Baseball player,
Ritwik GhatakRitwik Ghatak
04 November 1925, Indian
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,

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

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817, British
Painter, Poet, Writer
Bud PowellBud Powell
27 September 1924, American
Pianist, Jazz musician

Sidney LanierSidney Lanier
03 February 1842, American
Musician
Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber
18 November 1786, German
Composer

Haym SalomonHaym Salomon
07 April 1740, Polish, American
Businessman

Laurence SterneLaurence Sterne
24 November 1713, British
Writer, Novelist, Autobiographer, Religious
Pauline BonapartePauline Bonaparte
20 October 1780, French, Italian
Noblewoman

Romain RollandRomain Rolland
29 January 1866, French
Writer, Playwright, Essayist, Historian, Novelist,
Luigi BoccheriniLuigi Boccherini
19 February 1743, Italian
Composer, Cellist

Paul ChambersPaul Chambers
22 April 1935, American
Composer, Jazz musician

Rube WaddellRube Waddell
13 October 1876, American
Baseball Player

Arthur RansomeArthur Ransome
18 January 1884, British
Author
Thomas ChippendaleThomas Chippendale
05 June 1718, British
Cabinet maker
El LissitzkyEl Lissitzky
22 November 1890, Russian
painter, architect, graphic designer,

Louise of OrléansLouise of Orléans
03 April 1812, French
 

Gerard MajellaGerard Majella
09 April 1726, Italian
Saint

Maria SchicklgruberMaria Schicklgruber
15 April 1795
 
Alfred JarryAlfred Jarry
08 September 1873, French
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Novelist

Chick WebbChick Webb
10 February 1905, American
Musician

SudirmanSudirman
24 January 1916, Indonesian
Military personnel

John Randolph of RoanokeJohn Randolph of Roanoke
02 June 1773, American
Politician

Caroline HarrisonCaroline Harrison
01 October 1832, American
First Lady
Martin DelanyMartin Delany
06 May 1812, American
Journalist

Georgi PlekhanovGeorgi Plekhanov
29 November 1856, Russian
Revolutionary
Ring LardnerRing Lardner
06 March 1885, American
Columnist

Edward BellamyEdward Bellamy
26 March 1850, American
Journalist
Chūya NakaharaChūya Nakahara
29 April 1907, Japanese
Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator
Lili BoulangerLili Boulanger
21 August 1893, French
Composer