List of famous religious figures who died of tuberculosis--including, popes, ministers, nuns and apostles. The study and treatment of tuberculosis led to the discovery of pasteurization and antibiotics. At its height many religious figures 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 saints who succumbed to death as TB victims.
Of France, died from tuberculosis in 1642.
Age: Died at 57 (1585-1642)
Birthplace: Paris, Francesee more on Cardinal Richelieu
Age: Died at 35 (1844-1879)
Birthplace: Lourdes, Francesee more on Bernadette Soubirous
Left a diary that reflects his reliance upon God's faithfulness amidst his battle with consumption. The diary was historically very influential, particularly to the modern Christian missionary movement.
Age: Died at 29 (1718-1747)
Birthplace: Haddam, Connecticut, United States of Americasee more on David Brainerd