1400: the earliest written record of someone with MS was Lidwina of Schiedam, the Dutch patron saint of ice skaters.
This is incredible especially because my family heritage is 100% Dutch (minus that Polish bit) and have the passion of ice-skating. My dad ice-skates nearly every week and my Amsterdammer aunt ice skates on the frozen waters of Holland during the winter months. I am finding this all very strange. First MS case: Dutch. My heritage: Dutch. Lidwina’s passion: ice-skating. My family’s passion: ice-skating. Wild.
Anyhoo, read Lidwina’s story here. It’s pretty interesting: Lidwina of Schiedam