Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States has often been included in lists of famous migraineurs. Diamond S.; and Franklin M.A. of Diamond Headache Clinic have suggested in their abstract The Jeffersonian Headache that Jefferson actually was afflicted with cluster headaches.
Jefferson kept detailed journals, often describing his daily experiences. In these journals, and personal correspondence, he left a wealth of information reporting the timing and duration of the headaches.
While historically Jefferson was reported to have migraine headaches, his own descriptions point to the diagnosis of cluster headache. HEADACHE The Journal of Head and Face Pain Vol. 48

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