Do you know anybody with Asperger Syndrome? You probably do. Asperger’s is a form of high functioning autism, and many people with autism have made enormous contributions to society. In fact, some of the world’s biggest and most well-known geniuses were autistic or had autistic tendencies. Here are 25 Famous People With Asperger Syndrome.
A famous animal scientist, due to Temple’s autism she is able to relate better to the animals she studies. Apparently, what she lacks in human social intelligence, she more than makes up for when dealing with animals. She was even named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people.
Prince John of the United Kingdom
A 20th century British prince, John was known for his repetitive behaviors and seclusion. Although scientists and historians have been unable to piece together an exact diagnosis, some of John’s social ineptitude lines up with what psychologists would expect from Asperger’s.
The legendary rocker and widow of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, Courtney was diagnosed with autism at age 9. Although she is hesitant to discuss its exact manifestation, the singer has admitted that Asperger’s led to some level of introversion.
Due to his eccentric personality and repetitive art, it has been speculated that Andy had a form of autism, probably Asperger’s. In case you haven’t noticed by now, autism seems to be a major driver of creativity in some of the world’s most famous artists.
As an 18th century British scientist, Henry was notorious for his inability to deal with others as well as his obsession with patterns. Without a doubt, these autism inspired traits led him to be one of the greatest theoretical chemists and physicists of his time!