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French heroine Joan of Arc suffered from epilepsy

Visions of Joan of Arc that galvanized the French girl to take action and turn the course of the Hundred Years War were caused by epilepsy.

Dr. Giuseppe d’Orsi, a neurologist at the University of Foggia, and Paola Tinuper, an associate professor of biomedical and neuromotor sciences at the University of Bologna, suggest that voices and visions of the French heroine Joan of Arc were generated by epilepsy.

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