Here are the most famous people with disabilities, as worked out by counting the page views on all Wikipedia articles that are both biographies and disability related.
|Rank||Article||Daily Average Views|
|2||Franklin D. Roosevelt||17,484|
|6||Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon||6,474|
|16||Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec||1,305|
|19||Rick Allen (drummer)||1,019|
It’s an interesting list – Frida Kahlo was a painter who happened to be missing a leg. Barbara Gordon is interesting, because, of course, she’s fictional (the former Batgirl). But we’re also missing such ones as Roosevelt, Lord Nelson, and Ludwig van Beethoven. I suspect it’s actually that their articles haven’t been tagged by Wikipedia as being disability-related.
I think it is interesting to maintain (the first version of this article is from 2013) and it’s also interesting to distinguish between ‘people whose fame is tied to a disability’ and ‘people who are famously disabled’ and finally ‘people whose disability isn’t in the first five facts you know about them’.