Historical Figures Who Suffered From Diseases or Disorders
By | March 21, 2019
Leaders in Ancient Times (B.C.)
Even back in biblical times, leaders were struck with disease or even born with disorders. Such was the case with King Tut who suffered from several genetic diseases. He had a foot malformation, curvature of the spine, and also suffered from malaria. Somewhere between the ages of 17 and 19 is when it is believed that he died (1323 B.C.).
According to recent studies, it is probable that Julius Caesar actually suffered from Transient Ischemic Attacks (or mini-strokes) rather than epilepsy as first thought. His actual death was from stab wounds in 44 B.C.
King Herod, according to Josephus, suffered from numerous diseases and ailments. These included an unusual type of fever, terrible itchy skin, tumors (dropsy), intestinal pain, inflammation in his stomach, convulsions in his legs, and what is known today as Fournier’s Gangrene. It is believed, though, that his death came about from chronic kidney disease in 4 B.C.