About – famous lefties

Here we have added a selection of famous left handed people from around the world.  Famous lefties from sports to politics to entertainment to science.

If we missed anyone, let us know.

A few facts…

*Left-handers suffered severe prejudice during the 18th and 19th centuries and it was often “beaten out” of people.

*In adulthood, left-handers were often shunned by society, resulting in fewer marrying and reproducing.

*As prejudice slowly declined in the 20th century, the number of natural left-handers who stayed left-handed increased,

*The rising age of motherhood contributed as, statistically, older mothers are more likely to give birth to left-handed children.