8 Women Who Famously Went Insane-MainPhoto

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1. Virginia Woolf:
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. —Virginia Woolf

A child of aristocratic British parents, Woolf suffered her first mental breakdown following the death of her mother. The death of her father a few years later caused another round of illness. Without formal education, she was able to produce some of the most renown works of modern fiction. Woolf committed suicide in 1941 at the age of 59, after suffering from what was probably bipolar disorder.

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