There are numerous examples of people with disabilities who go on to achieve greatness. These people apply their best efforts to accomplish greatness despite lacking abilities that others take for granted. So, with that in mind, we selected several geniuses with learning disabilities who applied their unusual talents in creativity, athleticism, visualization, and leadership.
How do we know these folks had disabilities — especially when some of them were born before that disability was named?
Biographers look for clues in the writings and letters to see if they can puzzle out and put a name to the disabilities of past geniuses. Some people on this list are in this category even though they not having been professionally diagnosed. But, they did experience challenges that make their achievements even more noteworthy.