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|20 Mar 1827
||Composer Ludwig Van Beethoven dies, Vienna. Cause of death variously listed as TB, pneumonia, cirrhosis. Body exhumed in 1863 and 1888.
|17 Dec 1830
||Revolutionary Simon Bolivar dies of tuberculosis at his estate near Santa Marta, Colombia.
|19 Dec 1848
||Author Emily Bronte dies of tuberculosis in Haworth, Yorkshire, after having caught cold at her brother's funeral.
|7 Oct 1849
||Author Edgar Allen Poe dies of "acute congestion of the brain" brought on by tuberculosis, Baltimore, MD. His wife and also his mother died from TB as well.
|6 May 1862
||Author Henry David Thoreau dies of tuberculosis, from which he suffered most of his life, Concord, MA.
|21 Jan 1950
||Author George Orwell, author of 1984 and Animal Farm, dies of a tubercular hemorrhage in London.
|6 Nov 1962
||Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, dies in New York City of tuberculosis.
|8 Jul 1967
||Actress Vivien Leigh dies of chronic pulmonary tuberculosis, sprawled on the floor with her lungs filled with fluid, at her home in London.