Famous People With Aspergers
Albert Einstein: Albert Einstein was a great scientist who was able to make many discoveries and contributor to the world of science, but in real life he was reported to be an odd person. He also developed language skills later than most children. He is rumored to have had Asperger’s or a similar condition on the autism spectrum.
Sir Isaac Newton FRS: He was a great philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician. He made great discoveries in the area of science, and came up with the laws of motion. However, this brilliant man had a single focused mind. Activities and things other than his subjects did not interest him.
Leonardo da Vinci: He created the famous “Mona Lisa” but spent 12 years just paining her lips. This shows that he may have been had Asperger’s. Furthermore, people with Asperger’s are often highly talented in art.
Hans Christian Anderson: He was the writer of many famous fables and children’s books, however, he could not spell well and had difficulties with reading skills. He too, is rumored to have had autism.
William Shakespeare: He has written stories and plays that have been loved over the years by all. However, it is said that he could not spell his own name correctly sometimes. This characteristic is often seen in children with autism/Asperger’s. Thus, they say that he, too, may have had Asperger’s.
Bill Gates: He is one of the famous people of today’s time who have been said to have Asperger’s. He is socially awkward, and also has a very focused mind. However, his ability to think creatively, and his brilliance in his area of work have helped him contribute to and influence lives of most computer users in the world.