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Top 10 Famous HISTORIC FIGURES Who Suffered Horrifying DISEASES

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Sometimes, history is gross. Really gross. Especially where diseases are concerned. We’ve all heard of the nasty stuff the past could serve up for our ancestors. What we might not know is just how many famous historic figures got walloped with these awful diseases. From the utterly weird to the utterly terrifying to the simply disgusting, it turns out being famous in Ye Olde Times was nothing more than one long string of disgusting incidents, one after the other. →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 Help us translate our videos: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_queue?msg=10&tab=0 - Learn more why you might want to help: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6052538 Find more lists at: http://www.toptenz.net Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Business inquiries to [email protected] Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 DISEASES With Unexpected BENEFITS https://youtu.be/_sNi87iFF4o?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnLyDzDNeyvA6ZKu5_jMYMip Top 10 UNUSUAL People With EXTRA BODY PARTS https://youtu.be/XEQc_h9K1r8?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnLyDzDNeyvA6ZKu5_jMYMip Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-famous-historic-figures-who-suffered-horrifying-diseases.php Coming up: 10. Edgar Allan Poe Died of Rabies 9. Beethoven was Born with Syphilis 8. Tutankhamun Looked Like an Inbred Yokel 7. Samuel Johnson Probably Had Tourette Syndrome 6. H.P. Lovecraft’s Weird Cold Aversion 5. Darwin’s Whole Life was One Big Puke-a-thon 4. Julius Caesar Had Endless Strokes 3. Lenin’s Brain was Turning to Stone 2. Akhenaten Probably Suffered a Hormone Disorder 1. King Herod Had Some of the Nastiest Ailments in History Source/Further reading: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/still-mysterious-death-edgar-allan-poe-180952936/?no-ist http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-medical-mysteries-20160123-story.html http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/10/28/how-historys-medical-mysteries-offer-a-prescription-for-the-present/ http://www.history.com/news/7-historical-figures-posthumously-diagnosed-with-illnesses http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/10/28/how-historys-medical-mysteries-offer-a-prescription-for-the-present/ http://www.history.com/news/7-historical-figures-posthumously-diagnosed-with-illnesses http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/10/28/how-historys-medical-mysteries-offer-a-prescription-for-the-present/ http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2009-01/pharaoh%E2%80%99s-feminine-figure-explained http://www.rejectionofpascalswager.net/herod.html https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3b/Sacrifice_07_aztec.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Codex_laud-decapitation_05_aztec.jpg https://natgeoeducationblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/plosskull.jpg http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/e34f65585f53bfd0d3595831a449dadc http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/severedhands.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/75/Limestone_trial_piece_of_hands._From_Amarna%2C_Egypt._Reign_of_Akhenaten%2C_late_18th_Dynasty._The_Petrie_Museum_of_Egyptian_Archaeology%2C_UCL%2C_London.jpg/1280px-Limestone_trial_piece_of_hands._From_Amarna%2C_Egypt._Reign_of_Akhenaten%2C_late_18th_Dynasty._The_Petrie_Museum_of_Egyptian_Archaeology%2C_UCL%2C_London.jpg http://cdn.biblicalarchaeology.org/wp-content/uploads/hands2.jpg?x10423 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/df/1_fenghuang_ancient_town_hunan_china.jpg/1280px-1_fenghuang_ancient_town_hunan_china.jpg http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/80skulls.jpg http://img05.deviantart.net/16d7/i/2015/246/4/7/the_xia_dynasty_by_dracarysdrekkar7-d988f6a.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fd/Kent_UK_location_map.svg/2000px-Kent_UK_location_map.svg.png https://balkancelts.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/pit-3666-north.jpg?w=640&h=473 https://balkancelts.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/galatia-illust.jpg http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/sacrificeplace.jpg http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/sacrificeplace.jpg https://assets.fastcompany.com/image/upload/w_1280,f_auto,q_60,fl_lossy/fc/1280-ouverture-de-la-bouche.jpg http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Aztec-Human-Sacrifices.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Area_central_del_Acolhuacan.JPG https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Acolhuacan.jpeg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/Dust_Bowl_-_Dallas%2C_South_Dakota_1936.jpg
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Text Comments (779)
Maeve McCann (1 day ago)
Too tanka moon. I’ve always said. toot an kamoon
HardcorePeanut (1 day ago)
cbeartv00 (1 day ago)
❓❓❓❓DARWIN .... Sounds like Pancreatiis a to me... Chronic and acute.... It's not nice!!!...??? ❓❓❓
Kim20ization (2 days ago)
its pronounced tut tan kah man not two tank a moon !!!!
The Curious Mind (2 days ago)
WHY AM I JUST NOW SUGGESTED THIS IN APRIL 2019!? Btw, no Poe wasn't suffering from rabies. Baltimore, Maryland will just do that to you! Lol Richmond, VA didn't help to begin with. Jk, I love it here in VA
Shelley M101 (2 days ago)
Fun stuff huh? :-)
Quita Clark (3 days ago)
Adam Gardiner (7 days ago)
Tombstone: born 1849 died 1875 Simon: died 1849 Ooooopsy.
bob2nifty (12 days ago)
Gangrene of the what? that's a disease I didn't need to ever picture thanks! morning to you to Simon.... dam!
switchbladekid (16 days ago)
More gross history, please!
velvet raptor (18 days ago)
Alice Cooper's real name is Fournier. Gangrene anyone?
Lillian jacks (20 days ago)
did anyone else cringe when he bombed saying king tuts full name....
leslie smith (23 days ago)
You are pleasant to listen to and I love your videos
Sem (25 days ago)
a communist who’s brain is turning to stone? what’s new?
Ciara Calhoon (26 days ago)
You said Edgar Allen Poe died in 1849...but the picture of his tombstone behind you says he was born in 1849 and died in 1875...
Joeri U (24 days ago)
Thank you! I came here looking for this comment :)
Politifeast (28 days ago)
Getting jiggy with ur sister. 🥰
Josi (28 days ago)
I beg to differ. Poe did indeed have great difficulty drinking water during his final illness; he had previously been offered alcohol, which he adamantly refused.
Devynn Dyabolykyll (28 days ago)
I also cannot believe you don’t have King George III’s porphyria condition or Queen Victoria’s passing on of haemophilia to her royal descendants (Tsarevitch Alexei being the most famous).
Devynn Dyabolykyll (28 days ago)
His names is Tut-ANKH-Amun, ‘Beloved Son, Life of Amun.’ There are no long vowels in Egyptian: the first name is pronounced ‘tut’, as in rhymes with ‘mutt’. Its also not ‘a-moon’, it’s ‘amun’, like ‘amen’.
Nichelle Pasquotti (29 days ago)
What about pyloric stenosis?
valenius the kat (30 days ago)
A rotting body part? 😱
Aurelie David (1 month ago)
Im not convinced Mr Pie had rabies. Probably just got some bad moonshine.
Sadae Sashington (1 month ago)
Getting Jiggy with your Sister? .. 😖😖😖
fix Emmett (1 month ago)
Poe died of the dt,s
MATT FIELDS (1 month ago)
tj ward (1 month ago)
This guy has possibly the worst vocabulary of any person I've seen on YouTube. His mispronunciation of words and names that is 7 year old would know is comical I can hardly believe that it's real
TokyoticCat (1 month ago)
Lenin's corpse looks cute
Why (1 month ago)
Now knowing that Lovecraft had migraines, I see why he wrote such weird stuff. Things can get really strange when awake with them and sleeping is a whole new level of strange.
John Takolander (1 month ago)
About Lenin: There was the assassinatin attempt by the social revolutinary Fanny Kaplan. They had the nasty habit of treating their bullets with hunan excrement and a bullet lodged in Lenin`s neck caused probably a chronic infection and so also a cerebral arteritis.
Amanda Rickert (1 month ago)
I've never heard king tuts name pronounced this way before. I wish people knew a little about the people they do these lists about...
Bree_999 (1 month ago)
“Privy parts”
Darwin sounds like a really bad case of gastroporesis.
zach wilfong (1 month ago)
That is not how you say king tuts full name.... you butchered it you British idiot.
Birdy Wirdy (2 months ago)
Sounds like Darwin had stomach ulcers, bad ones lol
weepingwell (2 months ago)
The dates on Poe's tombstone are wrong...
Clarice Aust (2 months ago)
'Sounds like Herod got his just desserts for slaughtering all those baby boys.....and, if it is in the bible, it DID happen. Don't underestimate The Book - it has metaphysical properties most people are ignorant of.
del trotts (2 months ago)
Hi simon......
Elitist Trash (2 months ago)
How tf did Caesar accomplish so much while suffering from so many strokes?
bite me (2 months ago)
You said Wang. Lol
Louise Haley (2 months ago)
How about England’s King George III (who suffered from porphyria) and King Henry VIII (who suffered from practically everything else).
Kirstie Pop (2 months ago)
I think the elongated skull of king tut is from head binding, not inbreeding. or...OR....aliens.
Ylva Rasmussen (2 months ago)
While Tutankhamun's elongated skull could've been caused by head binding for aesthetic purposes, it can also be congenital. My cousin has an elongated head that is the result of hydrocephalus while in the womb (there is also acquired hydrocephalus which can occur in childhood or adulthood, usually caused by injury or illness, and can be treated successfully). He's also brain damaged from the pressure the fluid placed on his brain, as well as epileptic and autistic. His head resembles the heads of those who practiced head binding.
Ylva Rasmussen (2 months ago)
My school librarian had Tourette's syndrome where she'd shout "Woo!" Whilst we as students understood and didn't mock her, you couldn't help but jump sometimes when you're quietly studying and the silence is broken by a loud "Woo!"
Ylva Rasmussen (2 months ago)
Why are you pronouncing Tutankhamun like that?
Allycat g (2 months ago)
What is with his pronunciation of Tutankhamen....... never heard is said like that before. 😳
5:14 when your heart's frozen, your core body temperature is very delicate
littlebit (2 months ago)
Gangrene of the pervy parts! Didnt know that was possible. Eek!
clara roselyn (2 months ago)
CDO (2 months ago)
Simon, your videos are really interesting and informative but the pronunciation of many of the names are so way off makes my head hurt. Please get some help and advice before you speak them.
Randel Smith (2 months ago)
too much slang and humor I think. A more objective delivery without commentary would lend to credibility.
AJ Duke (2 months ago)
Did he say Poe died in 1849?
Marie Duran (2 months ago)
Two comments:  As for Akhenaten, he may have been a morphydite and had both male and female body parts.  And for King Hared, people today may not believe he commanded the slaughter of the innocents, but I have one word for him after hearing how he died---KARMA.
Dezeray Keena (2 months ago)
Hp Lovecraft low-key look like Mark Zuckerberg
Keith Campbell (3 months ago)
Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't the royals of england suffer from inbreeding as well.
Prowler Cam (1 month ago)
Yes, intermarriage was a way of strengthening political alliances and conserving power and wealth. Most royalty families are related to each other. Hemophilia, an inherited condition passed from mother to children first started with Queen Victoria and is now widespread through the European royals. I believe old money families also intermarry in order to keep the wealth in the family.
Skye Cutting (3 months ago)
“The death of Edgar Allan Poe in 1849–” *picture of his tombstone pops up, saying he was BORN in 1849 and DIED in 1875* Soooooo he died at birth and someone else impersonated him until 1875?
Glenda Richardson (3 months ago)
I hope you do more of these.This video was very informative.
N Neichan (3 months ago)
TIAs are not debilitating strokes.
Molly Brooks (3 months ago)
I myself have CVS and gastroparesis. The mix has made me quite ill on and off but luckily the right diet helps and certain supplements can control CVS nowadays. Poor Darwin.
Emma Horn (3 months ago)
Yea and press the like button "girls"..so mysogenic
Memes Dreams (3 months ago)
At 7:25 you can see Joseph Stalin
Ela Vee (4 months ago)
Where was Henry the 8th? Riddled with syphilis.
Literatura BDSM (4 months ago)
I really appreciate how tactful you are. And no jokes. I'm taken aback when someone says "hope you enjoyed this video" when its about murdered children, for instance. "Interesting" is indeed an appropriate term.
Migrainey Joe (4 months ago)
Several medical interventions come to mind for Darwin and I am not a doctor. I am a patient with chronic nausea, malnutrition problems, and vomiting. Doctors treat all of these well for me.
Rebekka Hay (4 months ago)
Tut-Ankh-Amun, emphasis on the last syllable of the last word, not Toot-Tank-Aman :)))
bi and proud (4 months ago)
That thing about Tutankhamen his mummy had a caved in skull they said he might have fallen or been murdered his prehistoric cane might have snapped and he fell.
Shaun Elliott (4 months ago)
#2. If you find his "Mummy" she probably won't diss her son.
Shaun Elliott (4 months ago)
Darwin and me,and they still don't know how to cure it.
Be Nice (4 months ago)
I don’t like this dude
veggiesaremurder (5 months ago)
"No one could ever find his mummy." Oh, you.
I Am Tammy-Sue (5 months ago)
Every pronunciation during the Tut section is adorable!
Old Man (5 months ago)
So a communist’s brain turned to stone...huh.
MissLilyputt (5 months ago)
I don’t know why the repeated use of the word yokel to refer to Tutankhamun is so funny but it is.
Smitty the Cat (5 months ago)
Akhenaten looking at the bas relief sculpture of him, looks like the oldest hermaphrodite in the history of ever.
GECKman88 (5 months ago)
It's "Toot-en-kar-mon" not "tet-anchor-moon"
princesstamika (5 months ago)
even after ancient egypt european royal families did not realize inbreeding causes rare, terrible diseases to show in offspring. also; why was lovecraft so worried about inter-racial coupling? it had already been happening for 200 years at that point.
Jacaso Asheland (5 months ago)
its pronounced "Toot in common"
brinbrin62 62200 (5 months ago)
H P Lovecraft did nothing wrong.
Robert Mitchel (5 months ago)
too tank khoomin hahaha your accent, or inability to read language, is hilarious
Robert Mitchel (5 months ago)
whats with that Poe tombstone? its clearly wrong, i read it and freaked out lol POE DIED AT 26??!!!!!!
Ingrid Dubbel (5 months ago)
I thought it was undetermined what killed Poe. Given his lifestyle there are myriad theories.
Zoë Denman-Wagner (5 months ago)
History is bueatiful...
frank hargreaves (5 months ago)
Poe's rabies came from being bitten by Nancy Pelosi.
frank hargreaves (4 months ago)
Thank you. +Knecht Thedots
Knecht Thedots (4 months ago)
frank hargreaves Funniest comment on this thread!! Take a bow, sir!!!
frank hargreaves (4 months ago)
Thank you! +Be Nice
Be Nice (4 months ago)
frank hargreaves hahahahahahaha best comment!!!
Stephenie Tsundere San (5 months ago)
Actually according to an autopsy that was done on Beethoven it was believed that he had pagets disease
Linda Lawrence (5 months ago)
Decaying wang. Lmao. I love how you Express things. I feel really sorry for the poor man though.
jimeno726 (5 months ago)
With all these Egyptian monarchs being so messed up, I wonder if they were the “true rulers” of the empire or simply figure heads.
Mike Donovan (6 months ago)
Dr. Samuel Johnson had Turret's Syndrome? He couldn't help it.
standrew (6 months ago)
I'm glad that King Herod suffered, it serves him right!
Jessica Walbright (6 months ago)
Tutankhamen is NOT pronounced toot-tank-a-moon! It is toot-un-com-un! For sure this is just a mistaken pronunciation issue and not from his accent. Right? 😬. Oah,the things that drive me crazy!
searchlight17 (6 months ago)
This video should be titled--Some new theories on how famous people...
Larry Stevens (6 months ago)
All Tut needs is a red MAGA hat.
Dr. Rich (6 months ago)
Medically speaking, no one has ever survived rabies. (One woman in the 1800's does not survive medical scrutiny)☠☠
Ellen Ripley (6 months ago)
The wide hips and all is called Klinefelter syndrome. The serial killer Bobby jo Long had this condition.
Heru- deshet (6 months ago)
Guess Herod suffered for his crime in the worst way while he was alive. Imagine if he continues like that in the after life.
Heru- deshet (6 months ago)
Lenin also had a heart of stone.
Heru- deshet (6 months ago)
"Two Tank Ah Min". Ha Ha Ha Ha!
Diane Patrick (6 months ago)
The new pronunciation of King Tut’s name is ridiculous. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Christbepraised (6 months ago)
There's another theory on Poe. In his time there were people who would kidnap you and make you change your clothes and would force you to vote a certain way and then they would dump you somewhere. He was found dumped and in a stupor. Not saying this happened to him but it's a theory
RubeeRoja (6 months ago)
Too-tain-kah-moon ......come on, Simon.😏😔🙄
Dennis Maher (6 months ago)
If the is a system called TALKING TO FAST Then this guy has it.
Greg Derozier (6 months ago)
You still don’t get the facts correct!

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