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Old March 16th, 2010, 06:06 PM   #21
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In case any of you are interested, Hadrian is a confirmed homosexual emperor.

Certainly other Romans of the time regularly had sex with man slaves (including the Great Augustus), but Hadrian was in many ways the most complex of all the Roman emperors.

He had a young gay lover (whose name escapes my memory) who was greatly dear to Hadrian. He drowned somewhere along the Nile, and soon had a temple dedicated to him.

Hadrian also hated Rome and stayed away from it whenever possible.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 06:18 PM   #22

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He had a young gay lover (whose name escapes my memory) who was greatly dear to Hadrian. He drowned somewhere along the Nile, and soon had a temple dedicated to him.
That would be Antinous. Hadrian even named an Egyptian city after him
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That would be Antinous. Hadrian even named an Egyptian city after him
Hard to top that as a Valentine's Day gift to one's lover.
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Crohns disease:
Shannen Dohery
Mike McCready
Dwight Eisenhower

Alzheimer’s Disease:
Barry Goldwater
Ronald Reagan
Charlton Heston
Rita Hayworth
Charles Bronson
Sugar Ray Robinson
Perry Como

Schizophrenia:
Peter Green
Syd Barrett
Antoin Artaud
Mary Todd Lincoln (presumed)
Jack Kerouac
John Nash

Tourettes Syndrome:
Howard Hughes
Dan Ackroyd
David Beckham
Wolfgang Mozart
Samuel Johnson
André Malraux


ADHD:
Thomas Edison
Albert Einstein
Alexander Graham Bell
Benjamin Franklin

All of the above plus a lot more:
Vincent van Gogh
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Old March 16th, 2010, 07:25 PM   #25

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Most of them are dead, that's a pretty severe problem
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Old March 16th, 2010, 08:15 PM   #26

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One of my teachers told us that Thomas Paine never bathed. His friends would have to throw him in a tub when he began to reek (by their standards which would probably be unbearable for us).

The Habsburgs are full of problems. An obvious starting point would be all the in-breeding.

Kaiser Wilhelm II had a deformed left arm caused by Erb's palsy.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #27

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Hitler apparently suffered from parkinson's and may have even had drug problems

im honestly surprised that no one brought that up before i did!
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Spartan men.
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lol
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All of the above plus a lot more:
Vincent van Gogh
despite his illness, his work are great.
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