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Famous Poets And Writers Who Died Of Tuberculosis

List of famous writers and poets who died of tuberculosis. The study and treatment of tuberculosis led to the discovery of pasteurization and antibiotics. At its height many poets and writers were TB patients. The number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) disease reported in the United States has decreased each year since 1993. As the general standard of living and medical care improved in the United States, the incidence of death due to TB a.k.a consumption decreased. Here is a full list of all writers and poets who succumbed to death as TB victims


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    Gaius Valerius Catullus

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    (ca. 84 BC � ca. 54 BC), Roman poet
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    • Age: Died at 26 (1891-1917)
    • Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
    • Profession: Poet, Writer
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    • Age: Died at 51 (1799-1850)
    • Birthplace: Tours, France
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer, Playwright
    • Credits: La Belle Noiseuse, Out 1, Passion in the Desert, Don't Touch the Axe, Honor of the Family + 13 more
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    Brazilian poet, had TB in 1904 and expressed the effects of the disease in his life in many of his poems.
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    • Age: Died at 82 (1886-1968)
    • Birthplace: Recife, Brazil
    • Profession: Poet, Literary critic, Translator, Writer, Teacher
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    • Age: Died at 34 (1836-1870)
    • Birthplace: Seville, Spain
    • Profession: Poet, Writer
    • Credits: Rayo de luna, La cruz del diablo
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    (1850-1898), fiction writer remembered for his book Looking Backward, died from tuberculosis.
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    • Age: Died at 48 (1850-1898)
    • Birthplace: Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer
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    Jonas Biliūnas

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1879-1907)
    • Birthplace: Lithuania
    • Profession: Writer
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    Rachel Bluwstein

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    • Age: Died at 41 (1890-1931)
    • Birthplace: Saratov, Russia
    • Profession: Poet, Writer
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    Other members of the Bronte family of writers, poets and painters were struck by TB
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    • Age: Died at 29 (1820-1849)
    • Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Poet, Novelist, Governess, Writer
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    Other members of the Bronte family of writers, poets and painters were struck by TB
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    • Age: Died at 30 (1818-1848)
    • Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Poet, Novelist, Governess, Writer
    • Credits: Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, Wuthering Heights, Wuthering Heights, Wuthering Heights + 3 more
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    Clarissa Brooks

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    Poet, died of tuberculosis in 1927.
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    • Age: Died at 39 (1771-1810)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer
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    • Age: Died at 33 (1834-1867)
    • Birthplace: Waterford, Maine, United States of America
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    Poet, died of tuberculosis in 1861.
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    • Age: Died at 55 (1806-1861)
    • Birthplace: Kelloe, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Poet, Writer
    • Credits: The Cry of the Children
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    • Age: Died at 38 (1899-1937)
    • Birthplace: Montparnasse, Paris, France
    • Profession: Writer, Artist
    • Credits: Babar: The Movie, Babar: King of the Elephants
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    (1920�1994), American author and poet, contracted TB in 1988; he recovered, losing 60 lbs.
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    • Age: Died at 74 (1920-1994)
    • Birthplace: Andernach, Germany
    • Profession: Poet, Columnist, Novelist, Author, Writer
    • Credits: Barfly, Factotum, Crazy Love, Tales of Ordinary Madness, Son Of Satan + 21 more
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    • Age: Died at 37 (1759-1796)
    • Birthplace: Alloway, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Poet, Author, Bard, Writer
    • Credits: Tam-Lin
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    French writer, playwright, activist, and absurdist philosopher, suffered from TB. He was forced to drop out of school (University of Algiers) due to severe attacks of tuberculosis. However, his death was caused by a car accident.
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    • Age: Died at 47 (1913-1960)
    • Birthplace: Dréan, Algeria
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Writer, Philosopher
    • Credits: The First Man, The Stranger, The plague, Fate, Die Gerechten + 17 more
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    • Age: Died at 44 (1860-1904)
    • Birthplace: Taganrog, Russia
    • Profession: Author, Physician, Playwright
    • Credits: Vanya on 42nd Street, Living Out Loud, Hôtel de France, The Sea Gull, A Hunting Accident + 43 more
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    • Age: Died at 29 (1871-1900)
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Author, Writer
    • Credits: The Red Badge of Courage, Blue Hotel
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