Weirdly Interesting Famous Poets And Writers Who Died Of Tuberculosis

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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
Gaius Valerius Catullus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets And Writers Who Died Of Tuberculosis
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Gaius Valerius Catullus


(ca. 84 BC � ca. 54 BC), Roman poet

Maksim Bahdanovič is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets And Writers Who Died Of Tuberculosis
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Age: Died at 26 (1891-1917)

Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Profession: Poet, Writer

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Honoré de Balzac is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets And Writers Who Died Of Tuberculosis
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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, + more

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Manuel Bandeira is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets And Writers Who Died Of Tuberculosis
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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.

Age: Died at 82 (1886-1968)

Birthplace: Recife, Brazil

Profession: Poet, Literary critic, Translator, Writer, Teacher

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