The stereotypical notion of creative geniuses forgoing sleep as they scribble or paint or solve equations might be way off. Some of the most creative minds in history went to bed surprising early and got up late. Check out just how much sleep people like Benjamin Franklin, Victor Hugo and Maya Angelou got in this New York Magazine graphic by Mason Currey.
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Brilliance, it seems, is the product of a well-rested mind, not artistic all-nighters. Here, the bedtimes kept by history’s brightest, as collected in the book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, by Mason Currey.