Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger's, is a developmental disorder which is a milder autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is marked by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication. While living a normal and healthy life with Asperger syndrome is quite challenging, the condition hasn’t been able to stop numerous people from achieving great heights in their careers. Some of the most brilliant minds of all time, Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton are believed by modern researchers to have displayed symptoms of Asperger syndrome. Musical great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and renowned painter Vincent Van Gogh also had this condition. Asperger syndrome causes the patients to display behavior, interests, and activities that are restricted and repetitive. Their social behavior is also severely restricted which makes it extremely difficult for such people to enjoy a normal social life. However, with determination and hard work, people with Asperger's can not only lead a normal life, but can also excel in their professional fields. Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Schulz, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, and Bill Gates are among the highly successful people who achieved a lot despite suffering from the syndrome. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with Asperger’s.
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

American

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
(American President.)

12 February 1809

American

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

American

Andy WarholAndy Warhol
(Pop Artist)

06 August 1928

American

Howard HughesHoward Hughes
(Entrepreneur, Aerospace Engineer, Filmmaker, Inventor, Aviator, Philanthropist)

24 December 1905

American

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

British

Bob DylanBob Dylan
(Singer & Songwriter)

24 May 1941

American

Woody AllenWoody Allen
(American bass guitarist)

01 December 1935

American

Mark TwainMark Twain
(Author and Humorist)

30 November 1835

American

Tim BurtonTim Burton
(Film Director, Producer, Writer, Artist)

25 August 1958

American

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
(Film Director and Producer)

13 August 1899

British

Daniel Edward Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd

01 July 1952

American

Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
(Chess Grandmaster)

09 March 1943

Icelander,American

James TaylorJames Taylor

12 March 1948

American

Michael PalinMichael Palin
(Comedian, Actor)

05 May 1943

British

David ByrneDavid Byrne
(American-Scottish musician)

14 May 1952

American,Scottish

Dan HarmonDan Harmon
(Screenwriter, Producer, Actor)

03 January 1973

American

Charles M. Schulz Charles M. Schulz

26 November 1922

American

Jim HensonJim Henson
(Television director, Film director, Film producer, Voice actor, Puppeteer, Actor, Screenwriter)

24 September 1936

American

Gary NumanGary Numan
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)

08 March 1958

British

Keith OlbermannKeith Olbermann
(Television presenter, Writer, Journalist)

27 January 1959

American

Jamie HynemanJamie Hyneman
(Television presenter, Journalist, Linguist, Wrangler, Machinist)

25 September 1956

American

Craig NichollsCraig Nicholls
(Singer, Composer, Painter, Guitarist, Songwriter)

31 August 1977

Australian

LadyhawkeLadyhawke
(singer, songwriter)

13 July 1979

New Zealander