Historical FiguresThomas Jefferson
Ulysses S. Grant
Robert E. Lee
Mary Todd Lincoln
Artists, Authors, and Great ThinkersVincent Van Gogh: Some historians believe he had visual auras, accounting for some of the artistic techniques evident in his work.
George Seurat. The scotoma, a form of migraine aura, is called the Seurat effect by some authors.
Cervantes: Author of Don Quixote.
Marcia Cross: This “Desperate Housewives” star has spoken out repeatedly about migraines, trying to increase awareness about the condition.
Terrell Davis: This Denver Broncos running back had to leave Superbowl XXII due to a migraine attack.
Famous people are no different than any of the rest of us when it comes to migraines, but it can be encouraging to see what people have been able to accomplish despite a sometimes debilitating condition. Perhaps you can get some encouragement as you consider how many people are affected by migraine headaches.