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Famous People with Marfan Syndrome 2

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Well-known people


  • Prominent figures who have been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome include:
  • Flo Hyman, silver medal in Women's Volleyball (1984 Olympics)
  • Jonathan Larson,[ author and composer of the hit musical Rent
  • Joey Ramone, singer for punk rock band The Ramones 
  • Possibly multi medalist Micheal Phelps (he has been inconclusively evaluated) 
  • Probably elusive terroist Osama bin Laden



Historical Figures


The diagnosis of Marfan syndrome was not available until well into the 20th century, but based on medical records many historical figures appear to have had Marfan syndrome. These include:

  • Julius Ceasar
  • Abraham Lincoln (very tall and thin and had Arachnodactyly 2)
  • Charles de Gaulle
  • Mary Queen of Scots [2]














  1. "Julius Ceasar." Wikimedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Nov. 2009. .
  2. "Marfan syndrome." Bio-Medicine - latest biology and medical news/technology. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2009. .
  3. "Abe Lincoln." Harper Library . Harper Library, n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2009. .

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