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Famous People With Disabilities

Updated on October 22, 2011

The people discussed in this article are those brave and heroic people who have achieved a lot of success in their lives despite of all the hindrances they faced being physically disabled.

These valiant people have amazed the world with their courage, determination, strength and amazing will.

These people have overcome all the obstacles they faced and never let their disabilities come in their path of glory.

With their determination these extraordinary individuals have made a difference in the lives of a lot of people.

Such people are numerous who are a motivation for others, by proving that nothing is impossible when you have the will and determination to do it.

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

Some of such personalities who have touched the world with their remarkable stories and amazing talent are given below:

Albert Einstein

When talking about the famous disabled people the first name that comes to the mind is that of the great Albert Einstein.

Albert Einstein who is the greatest scientist of the twentieth century and the greatest physicist of all time had a learning disability in the early parts of his life.

Till the age of three he could not speak and was severely dyslexic and autistic.

As he grew older he started to focus on the only thing he was exceptional at and that was mathematics.

Soon he fought his disability and entered into the world of theoretical physics where he changed the face of physics and science forever.

His theory of relativity is said to be the most revolutionary theory of physics.

He won a Nobel Prize for his photoelectric effect theory in 1921.

John Milton
John Milton
Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
Helen Keller with Anne Sullivan
Helen Keller with Anne Sullivan
Poster of Tanni Grey Thompson
Poster of Tanni Grey Thompson

John Milton

John Milton is one of the greatest and learned English poets of all times. He is said to be the most knowledgeable English poet of all time.

He spent most of his life working on theology, philosophy and history but he became blind at the age of 43.

It was after he became blind he wrote what is called one the masterpieces of English literature “THE PARADISE LOST”.

The fact that John Milton did not allow his blindness to stop him from writing poems and that he wrote his finest poems during his blindness makes him one of the most admirable disabled people of the world.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison, one of the greatest inventors of all time, he is the reason why we are using bulbs today.

He is the one who set the foundation for most of the electrical things that we use today.

No one can imagine that this great inventor of the 19th century was partially deaf and had a learning disability as a child.

He could not read up the age of 11 and was never the favorite amongst the teacher, but then who knew that the kid who could not read would one change the face of world with his inventions.

He turned the attention of the world first time by the invention of phonograph after that nothing could stop him.

He invented the electrical bulb and the telegraphic system.

He invented the carbon Telephone emitter which was the basis for the invention of carbon microphone. Indeed he was a great scientist and a great man.

Helen Keller

With out a spec of doubt Helen Keller is the bravest and the most amazing disabled person ever born.

She was deaf, blind and mute and despite of this she was one of the greatest women activist, socialist, authors and was the first deaf blind person to get a bachelors degree is arts.

How did she do it? The answer is sheer determination and Anne Sullivan. Anne Sullivan was Helen’s tutor who motivated her to study and compelled her to use her sense of touch and her mental power to achieve all the success that she was capable to achieve.

Helen Keller was born a normal child, but at the age of three a fever hit her which made her loose her sense of vision, hearing and speaking.

Her parents hired for her a tutor at the age of twelve who was Anne Sullivan. With the aid and support of Anne, Helen Achieved the success no one had ever imagined a deaf blind and mute person would do

Tanni Grey Thompson

Tanni Grey is perhaps the greatest disabled sport stars of all time.

This physically challenged woman used a wheelchair all her life but despite of that she won 16 medals at the Para Olympics.

Out of these 16, 11 are gold. She holds the record for making 30 world records in Para Olympics.


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      stuti 6 years ago

      good one

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      jakr 6 years ago


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      helen maria 6 years ago

      i am really impressed on the above given famous characters such as helen keller.but is it really possible to bring out a person who is mentally as well as physically disabled who is of age 20 year old girl.can she also become as hellen keller.

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      ali 6 years ago

      that good

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      sk 6 years ago

      thaks it really helped me.....

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      Mathy Ayuba Dodo 6 years ago

      After reading about famous people i discove that challenge is the foundation for greatness.

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      Tsa 6 years ago

      Good Post.

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      Olarewaju oladosu 6 years ago

      That is life, it depend the eyes you look at it, this people make history, they ture this world. What would you do about your life? Use your life to bless other.

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      kirandas yesudasan 6 years ago

      this is not just for reading.we all should learn from all these..

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      Sudhakar Kandagatla 6 years ago

      It is an inspirational information, every one has to get inspiration to know what we are, and what we could do something for the people

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      sandhya chindam 6 years ago

      I learn about these more things from this the disable people should try in what they are good

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      sugendiran 6 years ago

      beautiful goal

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      vaibhavnawal 6 years ago from india

      u helped soooo much.....

      u r awesome man... ;)

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      amymarie_5 6 years ago from Chicago IL

      This hub is truly inspiring!! Helen Keller is one of my heroes!

      Rated up, interesting, useful and awesome!

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      hoor 6 years ago

      They all are great source of inspiration for us.Thanks for sharing this information with us.

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      dayana derwisy 6 years ago

      i very proud with you all.

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      Ak@sh Pandit 6 years ago

      Thanks to you for writing such thins which students need for their projects,essays and all dat stuff.

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      Xunil karki 6 years ago

      We always respects this persons.

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      mishi 6 years ago

      after reading all this i think that i am sooo soo lucky to be normal

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      givans maina 6 years ago

      I think all scientists have one common characteristic that is have some form of DISABILITY even if minor!

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      Phoneix Anzelgirl 6 years ago

      Thanks for these informations, i can win my speech competition by this and i got chance to learn about these people thank u

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      khensani 6 years ago

      This is all about being proud of who you are and how you look it doesn't matter what people say about you and if you are disable or not and if you are one disable person I show love and respect to all of you and have a blessed day to you all

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      Swapnil.Prachande 6 years ago

      We have every thing perfect so why can't we invent something?oh! got the answer "everything is invented what shall we invent?"

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      panchhi 6 years ago

      thanks to give such an amazing fact

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      lololo 6 years ago

      nice place to be

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      Devangshi 6 years ago

      THANK you for these amazing facts

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      gezondgewicht 6 years ago from Netherlands

      Hahahaha. Good to read. It is stimulating to know that even people with disabilities can achieve historical respect.

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      eregouf 6 years ago from Salem MA

      I agree that Einstein was the greatest scientist of all time; his work on the special theory of relativity was remarkably simple and changed the face of physics forever. Edison was an outstanding inventor who spent great amounts of time patiently getting the result he needed. The number of experiments he conducted to achieve the electric light bulb was truly astonishing.

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      happy mummsy 6 years ago

      there is nothing more diasbling than oneself .. i believe if the flame of passion is burning inside your heart and mind, nothing can stop you form reaching your goal!

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      jaskaran 7 years ago

      salute to these people . these people are very brave and courageous . we should learn from them and respect them

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      Sarah Hill 7 years ago

      What an interesting and motivating hub. Thanks for sharing! I'll share with our clients at our firm.

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      Inakwu sunday 7 years ago

      The fact of disability is apermanent pain for those who feel, but for those who think, it is a challenge to rise above the limitations. Life has never been equal for everyone, and for those who have dared to conquer their challenges it is all but glorifying to their resilience.

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      hassam 7 years ago from Pakistan

      Definitely these people are a true motivational figure for us and other people. We should learn from their achievements. Thanks!

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      fucsia 7 years ago

      We all can learn something from these people. We must learn to respect life and what we have, and to never let go our dreams. We should always seek and respect our nature, our desires, our potentials, despite the difficulties.

      Thanks for sharing


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