Did you know?...
Famous world leaders Napoleon Bonaparte, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Theodore Roosevelt, Alfred the Great, Charles V of Spain, James Madison, Louis XIII of France, Martin Luther, Paul I of Russia, and Peter the Great all had epilepsy.
And so did famous writers Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, and Sir Walter Scott. As did famous philosophers Socrates, Pythagoras, and Aristotle. Even famous artists Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo, and Leonardo Da Vinci.
The same is true of famous actors Hugo Weaving, Danny Glover, Bud Abbott, and Richard Burton. And famous scientists Sir Issac Newton and Alfred Nobel.
In fact, over three million people living in the United States today have epilepsy.
Who is your hero?
A comprehensive list of other notable people who have or did have epilepsy.