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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

    (ca. 84 BC � ca. 54 BC), Roman poet

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    Age: Died at 26 (1891-1917)
    Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
    Profession: Poet, Writer
    Cause Of Death: Tuberculosis
    Place Of Death: Yalta, Ukraine
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    Age: Died at 51 (1799-1850)
    Birthplace: Tours, France
    Profession: Novelist, Writer, Playwright
    Place Of Death: Paris, France
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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
    Place Of Death: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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    Age: Died at 34 (1836-1870)
    Birthplace: Seville, Spain
    Profession: Poet, Writer
    Place Of Death: Madrid, Spain
    Children: Emilio Eusebio Bécquer, Gregorio Gustavo Adolfo, Jorge Bécquer
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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
    Schools: Union College
    Cause Of Death: Tuberculosis
    Place Of Death: Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States of America
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