Friedrich Nietzsche – German philosopher, creator of his own philosophical doctrine. There are several versions of the disease, which could hurt the philosopher. Rumors suggest that Nietzsche was raped by his cousin-maniac, and got ill neurosyphilis after that.
Mao Zedong, the Chinese dictator, was known as a pathological libertine. He loved to participate in orgies and have sex with virgins. In old age, he had a lot of diseases, including sexually transmitted.
Christopher Columbus, the man who discovered America for the Europeans, made another discovery. Before Columbus syphilis killed people only in the Western Hemisphere. The captain and his crew were making love with the natives and spread this terrible disease into Europe.
Abraham Lincoln did not die of syphilis, because he was shot in a theater during a performance. But researchers say that he would not have lived long because of the last stage of syphilis. The president himself said that he has infected by an unknown woman with whom he slept. Lincoln also infected his wife Mary Told. She and three of their common children died of syphilis.
Ivan the Terrible after the death of his beloved wife Anastasia changed a lot. He turned into a terrible dictator and a passionate lover. Ivan the Terrible began to meet with many women. The sick king soon committed the murder – he killed his own son.
William Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers in the world. However, his life is surrounded by mystery. The researchers argue that in the 36 years of his handwriting changed a lot. In his plays, the writer describes in great detail the symptoms of syphilis, which allows us to understand that Shakespeare himself was ill of the disease.
Vincent Van Gogh once fell in love with a woman of easy virtue, which served as Artist’s Model. According to historians, she awarded the artist with syphilis. In addition, Van Gogh was suffering inflammation, tinnitus, schizophrenia and epilepsy. It is because of tinnitus artist had taken off his own ear.
Paul Gauguin suffered from syphilis, and it is a proven fact. He was infected in France, and on the islands he got worse. Gauguin rubbed arsenic into his two sick legs, but nothing helped. Then his eyes were inflamed he stopped painting.
Otto Franz – the son of Karl Ludwig and Maria Annunziata, the younger brother of Franz Ferdinand. Otto was dissolute, and led a wild life. In recent years, Franz suffered from syphilis and died after returning to Austria in terrible agony.
Guy de Maupassant, the famous French writer, was very fond of women. According to some reports, during his life he had sexual relations with more than 300 women. It is proved that he got syphilis at 25. He died in terrible agony. At 42 he died in a psychiatric hospital.