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.
Age: Dec. at 57 (1585-1642)
Birthplace: Paris, Francesee more on Cardinal Richelieu
Age: Dec. at 35 (1844-1879)
Birthplace: Lourdes, Francesee more on Bernadette Soubirous
Age: Dec. at 29 (1718-1747)
Birthplace: Haddam, Connecticut, United States of Americasee more on David Brainerd