Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis - Celebrities with 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.
List of famous people who died of tuberculosis.
The Most Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
|Bernadette Soubirous||January 7, 1844||French||Saint Bernadette was a Christian Saint who had Marian apparitions of a small young lady who identified herself as the Immaculate Conception|
|Lev Vygotsky||November 17, 1896||Russian||Lev Vygotsky was a Soviet developmental psychologist, known as the "Mozart of psychology." This biography of Lev Vygotsky provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline|
|Jane Austen||December 16, 1775||British||Jane Austen was an English writer famous for her novels, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Emma’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’|
|Cardinal Richelieu||September 9, 1585||French||Armand Jean du Plessis, commonly known as Cardinal Richelieu, was a French noble, statesman and clergyman|
|Emily Brontë||July 30, 1818||British||Emily Bronte is a poetess and novelist belonging to the Victorian era and her novel ‘Wuthering Heights’ is a timeless novel|
|D. H. Lawrence||September 11, 1885||British||D|
|Thérèse of Lisieux||January 2, 1873||French||Therese of Lisieux was a Roman Catholic nun who is widely respected in modern times.|
|George Orwell||June 25, 1903||British||George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic; he is best known for his novels ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’|
|René Laennec||February 17, 1781||French||René Laennec was a French physician who invented the stethoscope|
|Pocahontas||1595||American||Pocahontas was a Native American famous for her association with English colonists during their first years in Virginia|