European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 61–65

Did Ludwig Wittgenstein have Asperger's syndrome?


  • M. Fitzgerald
    • Department of Psychiatry Trinity College Dublin 2 Ireland

DOI: 10.1007/s007870050117

Cite this article as:
Fitzgerald, M. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2000) 9: 61. doi:10.1007/s007870050117


It has been suggested that Ludwig Wittgenstein had Asperger's syndrome. This paper reviews the evidence and concludes that he had the major features of Asperger's syndrome.

Key words Ludwig Wittgenstein – Asperger's syndrome
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