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    Famous People with Epilepsy

    Bud Abbott-(Abbott & Costello)
    Alexander the Great
    Grover Cleveland Alexander (Pro Baseball player)
    Dante Alighieri (wrote: Dante's Infirno)
    Aristotle
    Buddy Bell-USA (Pro Baseball player/manager)
    Napoleon Bonaparte
    Richard Burton (actor)
    Lindsay Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)
    Lord Byron
    Julius Caesar
    Truman Capote
    Lewis Carroll
    Charles V (Emperor of Austria)
    Agatha Christie
    Ian Curtis (of the band Joy Division)
    Leonardo da Vinci
    Jonathan Davis (of the band Korn)
    Charles Dickens
    Fydor Dostoevsky
    Gustave Flaubert
    Danny Glover
    Sidhartha Guatama (The Buddah)
    Tony Greig-England (Cricket)
    Georg Fredrick Handel
    Hannibal of Carthage
    Margaux (Margot) Hemingway
    Gary Howatt-USA (Hockey)
    Joan of Arc
    Elton John
    Bob Jones-USA (Basketball)
    Florence Griffith Joyner
    Tony Lazzzari-USA (Baseball)
    Edward Lear
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Vachel Lindsay
    James Madison-US President
    Michelangelo
    Mohammed
    Jean Moliere-French playwright
    Isaac Newton
    Alfred Nobel
    Nicolo Paganini
    Saint Paul (disputed)
    Peter the Great
    Pope Pious IX
    Edgar Allen Poe
    Pythagoras
    Jonty Rhodes-South Africa (Cricket)
    Cardinal Richelieu of France
    Sir Walter Scott
    Socrates
    Pioter (Peter) Tchaikovksy
    Harriet Tubman
    Vincent Van Gogh
    Paul Wade (Australian soccer)
    Greg Walker-USA (Baseball)
    William III
    Neil Young

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    I did not know Agatha Christie was on the list. I havn't to hither in some time

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    Howdy Dave,

    You can add Alan Faneca professional football player for the Arizonia Cardinals. Alan used to play for the NY Jets a couple of yrs. ago and was over in Cortland,NY not far from my home at summer camp with the Jets
    when I found this out. Alan has had sz. since he was a kid. Here's wishing You Well and May God Bless You!

    Sue

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    You know, How do each of us know these are correct? I know of some of them though. But yes, having epilepsy can't really stop someone.

    I have always seen Van Gogh but just recently started seeing Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lor View Post
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    You know, How do each of us know these are correct? I know of some of them though. But yes, having epilepsy can't really stop someone.

    I have always seen Van Gogh but just recently started seeing Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.



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    Howdy Lor!

    You have a very valid point!

    Thats why I put the
    This list was shamelessly pirated from hither and yon.
    in there.

    Several of the names appear on all of the lists but some of them just appear on 1 or 2. I am not claiming that the list is 100% correct, I'm just saying that I have seen every one of them on at least one list of famous people with epilepsy.

    I am just reporting what I have seen, not making (intentional or unintentional) slanderous or fabricated comments.

    Most of these lists were put out by various branches of the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
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    Hi Lor,
    I know for a fact the Elton John has epilepsy because my brother in law is an musical audio engineer and has worked with professional singers and he's seen Elton John in person. Elton John has admitted that his sz. started
    because of drug and alcohol abuse. Alan Faneca has raised money for the Epilepsy foundation and has been in football training rightnear my home where I could see him. Alan has had sz. since he was
    a kid but thank goodness his sz. have stopped. Here's wishing you well and May God Bless You!

    Sue

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    Question For the sake of QA

    Can everybody else see the pirate flag on the bottom of my first post or can you only see a link to it?
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    I could see the pirate flag - when I clicked on it I got, "jingle, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
    1.Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
    2.If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation."

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    I was thinking perhaps if the person is alive some how someone found out. BTW: Neil Young has always been there. He 'admitted' it in our newspaper (& I bet other places too).

    I really do wonder....can you say someone has epilepsy if for some definate reason they had a sz. or two. I'm thinking of Elton John. You see I'm thinking of people saying, at some point, all sorts of names. Then epilepsy might get seen as just a big lie.


    Dave, I see "pirate.jpg" not a flag
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    Oh yeah, in several places I read that Prince does. I think one time I put that here. I read about him in some book.
    Lorraine (lor)

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