Some Historical Figures With Dyslexia

Pablo Picasso

Picasso, the famed Spanish artist, and sculptor whose paintings now sell for millions and millions notoriously struggled with reading in school. He was said to have difficulty seeing the letters correctly and could not read.

Yet, he also had a keen sense of space, and more advanced visual-spatial ability is often found in dyslexia. You can even know about various Pablo Picasso skills at that will motivate you for dealing with dyslexia.

Albert Einstein

Einstein was a Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity and the famous E=mc2 equation. Einstein was well known for his brilliance in math and physics but he also struggled with language difficulties, leading some people to suggest he may have had dyslexia. 

He had extremely delayed speech and didn’t speak fluently until he was 6 years old. Einstein also had problems getting his thoughts down, retrieving language, and reading out loud, all characteristic signs of dyslexia. 

His contributions to his field demonstrated a unique and novel approach to problem-solving which is one of the strengths associated with dyslexia.

George Washington

Washington was the first president of the United States and was also thought to be dyslexic. He was said to have issues with written language, including an inconsistent approach to spelling in his personal papers – in one example he wrote ‘cloathes’ for ‘clothes.’ 

He also made grammar mistakes and generally had difficulty expressing himself in writing. It’s worth noting that Washington is not the only US president who is suspected of having dyslexia. Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and JFK are on the list too!