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Famous Left Handed People

A list of famous left handed people with pictures. People with left handedness, aka "left handers", "lefties", "a lefty", or even "southpaws" have long had to deal with negative connotations within the western world. The latin word for left, "sinistra" is where we get the modern word "sinister". By contrast, "dexterity" comes from the latin word for right handed, "dexter".

Today, roughly 11% of the world's population is left handed. That number surged throughout the 20th century as adults stopped forcing left handed children to use their right hand. Left handedness has become unusually prominent within some professions.

Of the seven most recent Presidents of the United States, five were left handers. Many other world leaders are lefties as well. Generally speaking, left handed people today tend to be seen as more "right brained". A recent study showed that college educated left handers in the United States earn on average 10-15% more than their right handed equivalents.

Who are some of the most famous lefties? Take a look at this list and find out.

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    Imai Hisashi

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    Died at 66 (1942-2008)

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    Died at 47 (1957-2004)

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    Jack-the-Ripper

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    Jacker Patterson

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    Jackie Mitchell age 39

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    Died at 63 (1924-1987)

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    Died at 88 (1921-2009)

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    age 65

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    Died at 76 (1910-1986)

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    Died at 41 (1938-1979)

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    Jim Del Gaizon

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    Died at 54 (1936-1990)

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    age 62

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    Died at 28 (1942-1970)

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    age 64

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    Joan of Arc

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    Joe Magrane age 51

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    Died at 31 (1903-1934)

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    John F. Kennedy, Jr.

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    John McGras

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    age 47

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    Died at 42 (1853-1895)

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    Johnny Herbert age 51

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    Josephine de Beauharnais

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    Died at 47 (1922-1969)

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