An old proverb says that "All the illnesses come from nerves, only syphilis comes from pleasure". Today, people rarely die from sexually transmitted diseases, but earlier because of such diseases people often die. The website topnews.ru writes about well-known people among them.
Friedrich Nietzsche - German philosopher, creator of his own philosophical doctrine. There are several versions of the disease, which could hurt the philosopher. Rumors suggest that Nietzsche was raped by his cousin-maniac, and got ill neurosyphilis after that.