Notable People with Epilepsy
Think you're the only one in the world with a seizure condition? Think again! Check out this list of notable persons throughout history thought to have epilepsy.
Dame Agatha Christie, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Charles Dickens, Dante, Edgar Allan Poe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Jonathan Swift, Leo Tolstoy, Lewis Carroll, Lord Byron, Moliere, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Sir Walter Scott, Truman Capote
Danny Glover, Margaux Hemingway, Michael Wilding, Richard Burton
George Frederick Handel, Ludwig van Beethoven, Niccolo Paganini, Peter Tchaikovsky
4. Religious and Historical Figures:
Alexander the Great, Atreya, Aristotle, Harriet Tubman, Hippocrates, Joan of Arc, Julius Caesar, Mohammed, Napoleon Bonaparte, Saint Paul, Socrates, Soren Kierkegaard
Florence Griffith Joyner – Three time Olympic gold medal winner
Andrei Kotsytsin – Montreal Canadians hockey player
Derek Morris – Phoenix Coyotes hockey player
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A Trivia Gem
It is believed by some that a gemstone called "Kunzite" has many interesting and beneficial properties. According to The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, in addition to its other properties, Kunzite is useful for calming epilepsy and soothing joint pain. It is also believed to be useful when suffering from depression. Kunzite can be pink or green in colour and is also believed to be helpful for strengthening the circulatory system and the heart muscle.